The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is a part of the Government’s Project Gigabit programme which is aiming to connect businesses and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK to gigabit-capable broadband. The voucher scheme has been set up to help provide additional funding towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband to your premises when part of a group project (minimum of 2 premises).

To register your consent, enter your details below.

The Gigabit Broadband Voucher scheme has two different types of vouchers that can be requested by suppliers which are residential and business customers. All eligible properties can receive up to £4,500 worth of funding. Individual vouchers are collected to subsidise a proportion of the costs required to build the network and install it directly to your property.

If you would like to pledge and consent to your voucher being used in a project to include your property in the project, you must take out a minimum of a 12-month service with a service provider on Netomnia’s network and your new package must at least double your existing broadband speed.

To obtain a voucher your property must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be defined as rural by DEFRA
  • Must receive broadband speeds less than 100Mbps
  • The new connection must double the existing connection speed
  • Must be a part of a group project - 2 or more properties
  • Must take a minimum 12-month service with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that is on Netomnia’s network.
  • Must be classified as Area 3 by Ofcom
  • Must not be in any public subsidy plans in the next 3 years.
  • Not have received a Gigabit broadband voucher already
  • Only one voucher per household or business

Details of the scheme can be found here.

How to get involved

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Check your postcode in our availability checker to establish if you are in a project area. (If your property is not included, please see the information below)

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Complete the registration and consent form

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Click through to the available internet service provider for your area

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Pick your preferred service package (this must provide double your current speed)

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Place a pre-order (no payment will be required until the service has been made available and installed to your property)

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Keep a lookout for communication from us regarding updates on your project

What happens next

Once we have your consent and pledge we will pool the funding together with other vouchers pledges. When we have received sufficient vouchers from your local community for the project, we will request the funding to be allocated to the project by DCMS. After we make this request, DCMS will contact you via email to confirm your voucher pledge. This email must be actioned within 28 days from the date it is sent. Funding is not secured until this email is actioned.

As soon as this email has been actioned by you, the voucher will be issued which gives us 12 months from the date of your voucher to have the new network built and you connected to the new service.

To help us make this project a success for you and your community, we would like to build the network as quickly as possible, please assist us in raising awareness of this scheme in your community.

The project is dependent on residents and local businesses pledging their voucher to our project. If sufficient vouchers are not received the project may not go ahead.

If the project is unsuccessful, we will contact you to confirm we are not progressing with the project, and we will work with the internet service provider to ensure pre-orders are cancelled.

Not in a project area

If your address is not included in a project at this time, you can register your consent below for future consideration. If we establish a project in your area or bring your address into an established project, by completing our registration of consent for you agree for us to contact you in the future


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