Funding to boost rural connectivity in Nottinghamshire

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Nottinghamshire County Council is investing £750,000 in order to step up efforts in delivering high-speed broadband to the most rural areas of the county.

The funding from the council will ‘top-up’ the Government’s existing Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme which helps businesses and homes in hard-to-reach locations get a fast and reliable broadband service.

The £200m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) has been helping to provide gigabit-capable connections for homes and businesses in the UK’s most remote locations.

Through the voucher scheme rural homes and businesses with broadband speeds of less than 100Mbps, which are not in any existing government funded plans for an upgrade, can apply for the vouchers worth up to £1,500 per home

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