Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme: a helping hand for SMEs 

About the Scheme

The UK government has launched a new nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) which is funded by a pot of £67m and aims to provide vouchers worth up to £3,000 for businesses (SME’s) to help with the costs of connecting to “full fibre” (gigabit-capable) broadband. 4D Data Centres are now an approved official supplier for this scheme.

You can check further details on the terms of the scheme through our guide:

UK Gigabit Voucher Scheme guide

Are you eligible?

  • You're an SME, registered charity, social enterprise or sole trader in the UK
  • You do not have more than 249 Employees
  • Your balance sheet does not exceed €43 million or a turnover of less than €50 million
  • You have not received more than the permitted amount of De Minimis aid in the last 3 years
  • The installation cost of your new gigabit broadband connection exceeds £500

What are the benefits?

  • A great leap forward in connection speeds up to 1 Gbps to benefit your business for the future
  • Support for symmetrical connections - the same speed for uploads and downloads
  • Avoid outages and fluctuations, keeping your business critical operations online 24/7
  • An affordable solution for an ultra fast, reliable connection - no copper telephone wires!

Apply for your voucher

Fill out the form with your details and one of our team will be in touch, or call us any time 24/7 on 020 7183 0603

What happens after you apply?

  • You'll get an initial email from the Gigabit Voucher team (gigabit.vouchers@notifications.service.gov.uk). Make sure it hasn't ended up in your spam folder- your voucher will be issued once you've confirmed and you are happy with the terms and conditions (provided via the email).
  • We'll keep you informed about the delivery of your new service and confirm once the connection is up and running. We'll also update the Gigabit Voucher team once you have your gigabit-capable connection.
  • You'll get a second email from the Gigabit Voucher team (gigabit.vouchers@notifications.service.gov.uk), asking you to confirm that your new service is connected and you are happy with the connection speed. 
  • A final email will be sent to you, asking to confirm how much your voucher was worth.

Accreditation

  • Cisco certified engineers
  • RIPE LIR member
  • ISO 27001:2013 certified
  • Peering on major exchanges (LONAP & LINX)

SLA Key Facts

  • 99.999% uptime
  • 24/7 UK support & platform monitoring
  • MPLS latency guarantee
  • 4-hour hardware replacement

Security

  • Private traffic & segregation
  • Managed firewalls & security
  • End to end encryption available
  • NHS (N3) connected