Small and medium sized firms in the county will soon be able to get a voucher for up to £3,000 to improve their broadband connection and upgrade to superfast speeds thanks to the county council.
From April, as part of the Government’s national Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme the county council is working with Coventry City Council to help eligible Northamptonshire businesses boost their broadband connectivity and take advantage of the benefits of doing business online.
This is the latest initiative for the county council’s Superfast Northamptonshire project, which is seeking to extend access to superfast broadband across the county by investing in new broadband infrastructure where it’s needed and encouraging the take-up of superfast services.
County council cabinet member for strategic infrastructure and economic growth Cllr Andre Gonzalez De Savage said: “I know how critical faster broadband is for business and I hope firms in the county will take advantage of this opportunity to get connected.
“A high speed broadband connection can transform a business, improving productivity and staff morale, saving time, enabling innovation and leading to growth.”
Northamptonshire businesses can find out if they are eligible at www.superfastnorthamptonshire.net where there is more information about the initiative and guidance on how to apply.
Vouchers will be issued by Coventry City Council which is administering the scheme on behalf of the county council.