Edinburgh’s gigabit revolution is well underway, with the city on track to become the UK’s largest pure fibre roll out project.

You may already be aware of all the business benefits that an ultra-fast connection can bring, but did you know that funding is available through the Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher scheme to help your business get connected?

Time is off the essence however, as the latest projections suggest that finance may only be available until October 2015.

£3000 in funding is available to each eligible business in the local area to upgrade their business connectivity. The scheme is being delivered by the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport in 50 large towns and cities including Edinburgh. After identifying the critical importance of digital connectivity to UK businesses, up to £40 million in funding has been made available to enable small and medium-sized businesses to upgrade to high-speed internet services.

In Edinburgh, a new pure-fibre network called the Edinburgh CORE is available to enable businesses in the region to access an ultra-fast internet network. The vouchers can be used to cover connection costs to the brand new ultra-fast Edinburgh CORE pure fibre network, owned and operated by CityFibre.

The benefits of connecting to the ultra-fast Edinburgh CORE network include:

  • significantly improve efficiency and productivity with ultra-fast upload and download speeds
  • improved access to cloud computing and remote data storage
  • seamless video conferencing
  • cheaper and smarter VoIP telephony

Find out more about connection vouchers and the support that is available for your business now

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