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Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 100Mbps can use vouchers worth £1,500 per home and up to £3,500 for each small to medium-sized business (SME) including sole traders,  to support the cost of installing new fast and reliable connections.

'Rural' is defined using agreed standard measures in the relevant part of the UK - see ONS Mapping tool Effectively in the Staffordshire Moorlands this includes all of the district excluding Leek, Biddulph, Cheadle, Werrington and Blythe Bridge. Villages includes Biddulph Moor, Tean and Cheddleton are all eligible. It is worth using the postcode search to check your actual address, as some outlying parts of towns (include all of Blythe Park Industrial estate and parts of Brookhouses Industrial estate are within the eligible area.

Businesses can also boost the value of the voucher by joining together with other businesses and residential customers who, as a group, can pool vouchers together to subsidise the cost of installing a connection.

Staffordshire County Council will pay up to an additional £2,000 per premise experiencing speeds below 30Mbps in order to help connect harder-to-reach groups of rural properties, taking the totals to £5,500 per business and £3,500 per residential property. Details of the top up can be found here:

Step 1: Find if you are in eligible area and check which suppliers cover your postcode

Step 2: Contact suppliers directly via links provided to discuss your needs, options and cost. 

Step 3: Once you have chosen your preferred supplier, sign up to the gigabit connection and you will be contacted to confirm you are happy to go ahead and then the supplier will deliver your scheme and will draw down the voucher.