The Government has committed to giving access to 2Mbps download speed to every premises in the UK from the end of 2015. As part of this commitment, Local Bodies in conjunction with Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) are making available the option of a subsidised broadband installation for eligible premises. This provides support towards a better broadband service for a first year cost of no more than £400 (taking account of any up front costs and the 12 month service charges). The subsidised installation can also be used to access higher cost packages with higher speeds or greater monthly data caps.
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You will only be eligible if your premises does not have access to speeds of more than 2Mbps. Note: as well as the major broadband networks such as BT Openreach and Virgin Media, you may also be able to get a basic broadband service from other suppliers who have coverage within the area.
If you are eligible for a subsidised installation you will be able to choose a service from any of the retail service providers that are part of the scheme, each of which will be offering a variety of packages based around the amount of data you need and the speed of the connection.
You will need to read the guide to the scheme
Once you have read the guide, if you think you are eligible, you can apply for a subsidy code which will enable you to gain access to a subsidised installation
If you are eligible we will send you an email with a subsidy code and instructions on how to get a subsidised installation.
We aim to respond to all applications within two weeks.
The full list of suppliers approved by BDUK can be found here. Suppliers who are part of the scheme, and may operate in the North Yorkshire region, are listed below:
Beeline Broadband – coverage in Ryedale, North Yorkshire
Boundless Communications – coverage in Lancashire and North Yorkshire
Bush Broadband – coverage in North Yorkshire
Clannet – coverage in central 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