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Funding news - 10/02/2017

Launch of Superfast South Yorkshire Connection Voucher Scheme

The Superfast South Yorkshire Connection Voucher Scheme has now launched.

The aim of the Superfast South Yorkshire Connection Voucher Scheme is to assist businesses and third sector organisations to meet the upfront capital costs of a high speed/high grade broadband connection to their premises and to further support SMEs to introduce transformational innovations to the business that can improve business performance through faster digital connections.

Vouchers will fund 50% of the cost of final invoices between £1,000 and £5,000, so the voucher value would be between £500 and £2,500, excluding VAT.

The vouchers are available to SMEs whose trading address falls into the Sheffield City Region which includes the local authority areas of: Barnsley; Bassetlaw; Bolsover; Chesterfield; Derbyshire Dales; Doncaster; North East Derbyshire; Rotherham; and Sheffield.

The lines of demarcation in the network that qualify for subsidy are:

  • Network side: The downstream port from the nearest active switching/routing device to a customer’s Network Terminating Equipment (NTE); and
  • Customer side: The customer-side ports (or wireless antenna) of the Network Termination Equipment (NTE) to which a Network Communicating Equipment (NCE) is connected.

Passive and powered splitters/combiners, amplifiers, repeaters and regenerators which do not provide a switching/routing function that are within these lines of demarcation qualify for subsidy, as do other intermediate items that are required to provide the requisite service, as described below.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4 August 2018.

See the website for more details.

Source: superfastsouthyorkshire.co.uk, 10/02/2017

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