Connection Voucher Scheme

The Connection Voucher Scheme scheme is the latest government initiative to connect more businesses to Super-fast broadband. The Government has committed £150 million for the SuperConnected Cities programme, which is managed by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), a unit within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. There are currently 22 SuperConnected cities within this scheme. 

The company’s ethos of installing reliable, high quality infrastructure, has been a huge success, winning coveted awards such as the Smarta 100 in 2010, with judges such as Deborah Meaden realising the difference this type of ethos was going to make to the public wifi industry.

Highland Wi-Fi has always sought to deliver an excellent customer experience, and already as superfast broadband begins to get rolled out across the UK, Highland Wi-Fi have upgraded locations to provide one of the worlds fastest Wi-Fi networks.

Upgrading your broadband brings real business benefits. A better connection can help you to boost your bottom line by:

  • Increasing your profits by offering better services to more satisfied customers
  • Improving your customers’ experience with quicker, communication and faster file-sharing thanks to higher upload and download speeds, especially for large files
  • Reducing software and hardware costs by helping you switch to online data storage solutions
  • Enhancing the way you communicate and collaborate through online video conference and cloud-based information sharing
  • Future-proofing your business with the latest technology to meet your customers’ needs

The Connection Voucher Scheme can only be used by Small to Medium size Enterprises as defined by the european comission. The same rules apply to charities and not for profit organisations.

Please consider the following 5 eligibility criteria:

  1. You employ fewer than 250 people or volunteers
  2. You have a turnover of less than €50m and/or have a balance sheet of less than €43m
  3. You have received less than €200k in public grants in the last 3 years
  4. You do not operate in a sector which is excluded from the Scheme
  5. You do not have a parent company or linked enterprise which does not meet the eligibility criteria

If you cannot answer YES to any of the 5 questions above your organisation may not be eligible to apply and you should contact your city to check before proceeding with your application.