More businesses across Wales are now able to benefit from the Welsh Government Access Broadband Cymru scheme following changes to scheme rules.
The scheme offers funding towards the delivery of faster broadband connections for businesses, residents and communities across Wales. It is targeted specifically at premises that currently receive slow broadband – defined under the terms of the grant as a connection with a consistent download speed of less than 2Mbps.
Prior to the changes, only areas not in the published Superfast Cymru roll-out were eligible. However, those based in an area which will eventually be covered by the roll-out but are currently unable to access broadband above a speed of 2MB, can now make an application.
The scheme offers a Welsh Government funded grant to the value of 90 per cent of the cost of the proposed installation, with a maximum grant of £900 available to eligible premises in Wales.
The scheme is open to individuals, businesses, voluntary, community and social enterprise(VCSE) sector organisations and communities in Wales suffering from slow broadband connections and whose premise can only receive a broadband connection with a consistent download speed of less than 2 mega-bits per second.
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