About the SuperConnected Cities programme
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Connection Vouchers are being delivered by the SuperConnected Cities, not by BDUK centrally. Each local scheme has been designed to best meet local needs and to help local businesses to grow and develop.
In 2011, Government set aside £100 million for an Urban Broadband Fund (UBF) to create up to ten SuperConnected Cities across the UK. This was followed in 2012 by more funding of up to £50 million for a second wave of cities to benefit from this programme.
This means SME businesses can get a grant of between £250 - £3,000 towards the installation cost of improving their Internet connectivity.
Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) is the part of Department for Culture, Media and Sport responsible for the UBF and the SuperConnected Cities programme (SCCP). It aims to support economic growth and jobs across the UK by giving people the ability to access high-grade broadband and wireless connectivity, and to stimulate the market to go further and at a faster pace than it would otherwise have done. This investment in the UK’s future will help secure a stronger economy and make us more competitive in the global market.
The 22 SuperConnected Cities in the programme are Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Coventry, Derby, Derry/Londonderry, Edinburgh, Leeds, London - 6 boroughs now and all of London soon -, Manchester, Newcastle, Newport, Oxford, Perth, Portsmouth, Salford, York.
Most of these cities are accepting applications now. The remaining cities expect to accept applications very soon.
The scheme is open until March 2015 – but don’t delay, vouchers are available on a first come, first served basis.