Better Broadband Scheme
The Government is committed to giving access to 2Mbps download speed to every premise in the UK. As part of this Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) are delivering a satellite broadband subsidy scheme.
This scheme contributes towards the equipment and installation of a satellite broadband connection.
This scheme is now open to the people of Lincolnshire that are currently not able to access internet speeds of greater than 2Mbps and will not benefit from the fibre deployment.
What is the Scheme for?
If you currently experience poor broadband speeds, or you are unable to obtain an affordable broadband service at all, the scheme will provide you with access to an alternative broadband service that will offer speeds of at least 2Mbps.
The Scheme is intended as an solution for premises that are currently unable to access broadband download speeds of at least 2Mbps to provide you with a usable broadband service, pending the future availability of Super fast Broadband services in your area.
The Scheme fulfils a Government commitment first made in December 2010, when the Government announced public funding to extend Superfast Broadband beyond the reach of commercial deployment to 90% of UK premises. The 2Mbps Universal Service Commitment (USC) was to offer a service providing broadband speeds of at least 2Mbps for anyone yet to benefit from Superfast Broadband by the end of 2015. The Government subsequently made further public funding available to raise the target for Superfast Broadband coverage to 95% of UK premises by the end of 2017.
The scheme in Lincolnshire is administered by OnLincolnshire, part of the Lincolnshire County Council.
You must apply online and obtain a voucher code. This code will entitle you to free Satellite equipment and standard installation. You will still be responsible for paying for your monthly data package.
How do I apply?
Visit the OnLincolnshire website by clicking HERE.
Their website is full of more information about the scheme. You need to apply online direct from their website. Once you have been accepted into the scheme you will be given a special unique code. Once you have your code, simply contact us and we can look at what data package is best for you and look to get you online as quickly as possible.
There has never been a better time to get online with high speed satellite internet, particularly when the Government is paying for the equipment and installation!