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Getting a Better Broadband Service

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

DOWNLOAD THE SCHEME GUIDE HERE

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

CLICK HERE TO APPLY (see 2. Customer Application Forms)

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.

If you are a community interested in aggregating subsidy with one supplier, please read the guidance here.

Here is the list of potential suppliers who are part of the scheme and operate in the North Yorkshire region:

Fixed Wireless

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

Fibre Options – UK wide coverage

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

Fibre

B4RN - coverage in North Lancashire, South Cumbria and the west of North Yorkshire

BT Community Partnership – UK wide coverage

Satellite

Avonline – UK wide coverage

Bentley Walker – UK wide coverage

Broadband Wherever – UK wide coverage

Corsat - covers England

Digiweb – UK wide coverage

Europasat – 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