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31st Oct 2019 in Business

As a business owner, you’ll know how important it is to have a first-class broadband service.

Cathedral Quarter (CQ) businesses can now have a first-class service at a top-class rate.

The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is part of the Local Full Fibre Networks programme, which was launched in May 2018 with the aim of increasing full fibre coverage across the UK.

Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a Gigabit-capable connection. Businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of connection – either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme with a voucher worth £500 as part of a group project.

Why Gigabits?

The UK now has more than 95% coverage for superfast broadband, with speeds of 24 megabits per second or higher. However, most superfast connections still depend on copper telephone wires, which are limited in the speeds they can support. For the fastest and most reliable broadband, capable of delivering Gigabit speeds, a full fibre connection is required.

One Gigabit is the same as 1,000 megabits – so it’s a big leap forward in connection speeds that could benefit you and your business into the future. Full fibre also supports symmetrical connections – meaning your upload and download speeds can be the same.

Among the key features of the b4b Networks Fibre Connection are:

  • Speed options from 100Mbp to 1Gbp

  • Suitable for voice, data & vpn

  • No phone line required

  • Unlimited Download

  • Free static IP address

 Monthly Costs

  • Service 1 – 100 Mbp/100Mbp – £40.00 per month (50% discount first 12 months)

  • Service 2 – 200 Mbp/200Mbp – £60.00 per month (50% discount first 12 months)

  • 12-month contract

The great news for CQ customers is that b4b are offering businesses in the area this terrific service at HALF PRICE for 15 months!

In order to benefit from a voucher as a business, you must be an SME that does not currently have access to a Gigabit-capable connection.

CQ BID Manager Gareth Neill said: “We’d encourage all businesses within the Cathedral Quarter and Smithfield to avail of this great offer. Not only can you get a terrific Gigabit broadband service at half price, but as a CQ business, you are being offered this price for 15 months. There are few businesses who will not benefit from this offer.”

For more information, visit https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk

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