Faster Fibre Broadband
Marchington has the opportunity to apply for government funding to upgrade our current broadband service to the fastest and most reliable broadband service available, full fibre broadband, years ahead of anyone else with the support of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.
Full fibre would replace the old copper cable connections from the green cabinets to our homes and can deliver connection speeds of 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps), equivalent to one gigabit per second (Gbps) Every property is entitled to up to £1,500 per home and £3,500 per small to medium-sized business (SME) towards the cost of installing full fibre broadband but only when each property is part of a community group pooled together.
At this stage we would like to see how much interest there might be from Marchington village, Marchington Woodlands and the surrounding area before we apply for the funding. We are just asking people to register their interest – there is no obligation to commit to anything or to worry about existing contracts.
The fund is only available until March 2021 so please register by 31st October 2020 and encourage your neighbours to do the same.
Please click HERE and register your details.
Please note: If you run a business from your property, please register as a business so that we can add more money to the fund.
For full information about the scheme from the government Department for Digital, Media, Culture & Sport go to https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/