7 December 2013

Brighton & Hove gets ready for Superconnection

Brighton & Hove is one of ten cities across the UK where small businesses will benefit from 100 million of government funding to better connect to high speed quality broadband. The scheme is being rolled out in the city in late January.

The broadband connection voucher scheme aims to help businesses improve their connection speed and covers capital installation costs. Brighton & Hove companies are also expected to benefit as digital technology companies will be amongst those supplying the services.

Councillor Jason Kitcat, Leader of the council, said: "I’m delighted this is progressing. High speed connectivity is one of the key components that businesses in the city need to grow and thrive, particularly in the city’s strong digital community. This scheme gives businesses affordable access to the hardware and should provide the support they need to reach their potential.”

Communications Minister Ed Vaizey said: “The broadband market is moving at an incredible pace. Today, businesses expect and demand faster and faster broadband to compete in the global race. Connection vouchers will be an important tool for cities in helping to address that demand, and Government has now allocated up to £100 million to provide a digital boost to superconnected cities like Brighton & Hove”.

All the information businesses need to apply for the vouchers can be found at https://www.connectionvouchers.co.uk/