Free Broadband Upgrade in Cornwall
Cornwall residents to enjoy free access to broadband upgrades.
20:06 08 August 2020
The Government has recently launched the Broadband Upgrade Fund that will see homes and businesses in Cornwall with access to free broadband upgrades. The scheme is also being rolled out to other selected rural areas in Carmarthenshire, Ceregidion, Cumbria and Northumberland.
Residents and businesses who have broadband speeds of less than 100Mbps are eligible for the scheme. Each resident can take advantage of up to £1,500 voucher while each SME business can get as much as £3,500 funding.
On the fund website, it states: "To ensure the hardest-to-reach areas are not left behind and can access improved broadband services, the government has introduced a pilot campaign for homes and businesses in three rural areas of the UK, called the Broadband Upgrade Fund, as part of the national Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.
"The aim is to help capture public interest in faster, more reliable broadband in each of the pilot areas. This will encourage suppliers to extend their broadband networks to meet demand and the government will help to fund the cost of the work."