The Better Broadband Voucher Scheme is a UK-wide government subsidy scheme to provide an affordable, basic broadband installation to homes and businesses that are unable to access a broadband service with a download speed of at least 2 Mbps – and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband roll out within the next 12 months.
Since its launch in December 2015, the scheme has boosted the broadband speeds of more than 20,000 homes and businesses in some of the hardest to reach areas of the UK.
Households and businesses that are eligible to take advantage of the scheme have the installation and hardware costs of their connection subsidised to ensure their first year costs are no more than £400.
To find out more about the scheme and whether your premises could be eligible please go to: https://basicbroadband.culture.gov.uk/
Suppliers who have been part of the scheme previously will need to re-register if they wish to continue to provide access to the scheme, which was relaunched in January 2019.
The list below is those suppliers registered under the old scheme and may provide coverage within the North Yorkshire region. As they each become re-registered, they will be listed on the Government website above, but you may wish to make contact with the various companies in advance.
Beeline Broadband – coverage in Ryedale, North Yorkshire
Boundless Communications – coverage in Lancashire and North Yorkshire
Bush Broadband – coverage in North Yorkshire
Quickline – coverage in Lincolnshire, North and South Yorkshire
Save9 Networks – coverage around Scarborough and the East Coast
WifiBill – coverage in East Riding and the east of North Yorkshire
B4RN – coverage in North Lancashire, South Cumbria and the west of North Yorkshire
BT Community Partnership – UK wide coverage
Avonline – UK wide coverage
Broadband Wherever – UK wide coverage
Corsat – covers England
Digiweb – UK wide coverage
Europasat – UK wide coverage
Freedomsat – UK wide coverage
ibub – UK wide coverage
Lincolnshire Satellite Broadband – UK wide coverage
NotSpot Broadband – covers England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Prime Satellite Broadband – UK wide coverage
Primetech – UK wide coverage
Rural Broadband – UK wide coverage
SAS UK – UK wide coverage
Satellite Internet – UK wide coverage
SOC Communications – UK wide coverage