Voucher – GBVS

B4MS GBVS sign up here 

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Residential and Businesses

GBVS sign up is Mandatory for all properties wishing for a live connection within the next 24 months. Sign up is required prior to fibre being blown.

The Government have recognised the need for full fibre gigabit capable connectivity in the UK and the latest voucher scheme has been aimed at helping small and medium-sized enterprises, along with the local communities surrounding them, gain access to gigabit broadband by providing grants towards the installation cost of getting fibre to your door.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced this new Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme in March this year, it is part of the Local Full Fibre Networks Programme which is a Government fund set up to help locally led projects across the UK leverage local and commercial investment in full fibre, which is the “gold standard” for fast and reliable broadband.

There is up to £2500 available for Businesses and £500 for Residential for B4RN to fund your connection. What does this mean? If you are sole trader, run a farm, partnership, ltd company, etc. Then you apply for the business grant and all other connections will be residential.  It only applies if you sign up to B4RN for a 12 month contract. The below will  happen if you do your paperwork and e-mails correctly.

  • For Businesses your £150 connection fee is covered by the GBVS
  • For Businesses there is £300 to cover costs of install
  • For Residential there is £150 to cover costs of install

So essentially if you sign up for a 12 month contract then you get cash back and businesses get a free connection.

Proof of business from your property will need to be evidenced by some form of HMRC documentation or utility bill in the business name.

What next ?

Its all about timing, we need to sign you up to the scheme just before we dig to you. Drop danrobinson@b4ms.org.uk if you have any questions.

When you sign up we will need the following info…

  • name
  • Address to be connected to B4RN
  • Telephone number
  • Current connection speed – this can be done at http://www.speedtest.net/
  • Business name for business sign ups
  • Company number or Sole Trader / Partnership UTR No. for business sign ups

Once you are signed up, you will then need to confirm your connection on an online portal then verify your connection after you go live. Look out for e-mail in your spam folder.

GBVS Sign up form

B4MS GBVS sign up here 

Important: If you are signing up for multiple connections then you will need to use different e-mail addresses or contact me or B4RN to explain your connections. The Government sign up can only work for single e-mail address for each connection. 

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