Denbighshire Urged to Join Voucher Scheme
Rural Denbighshire residents being urged take advantage of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher scheme.
13:14 15 July 2020
Residents and businesses in rural parts of Denbighshire are being encouraged by the local government to take advantage of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. The Welsh and UK Governments are working together to cover the cost of installing gigabit broadband on premises that are not covered by commercial broadband rollouts.
Under the scheme, small-to-medium sized businesses are eligible to receive up to £7,000 worth of voucher while residential premises can obtain up to £3,000. The gigabit-capable broadband connection offer is open to rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 100Mbps.
Cllr Hugh Evans, leader of Denbighshire County Council and Lead Member for the Economy said: "This scheme will help ensure more people and businesses have access to reliable broadband speeds. I urge all those Denbighshire residents in rural locations without decent broadband to check to see if they are eligible for these vouchers.
"Connecting communities is a priority for the Council and improved internet connections ensure our communities have access to goods and services and help the county's businesses provide service online.
"It is possible for residents or community groups to work together on applications and the Council is working to advice and assist them with their applications."