Year extension for Better Broadband Scheme

Digital Minister Matt Hancock has announced that the Better Broadband Scheme will be extended for another year to help those struggling with the slowest broadband speeds in the UK.

With over 10,000 UK homes and businesses already benefiting from faster broadband speeds through the initiative, the subsidy of up to £350 to enable access to an affordable basic broadband service will now be extended until the end of 2018.

Hancock said: “Thanks to the UK government’s rollout of superfast broadband, more than 94 per cent of the UK can now access superfast broadband speeds and thousands more homes and businesses are being reached every week. There is still more to be done to get decent broadband to all and the Better Broadband Scheme helps people with the very worst broadband, to provide immediate assistance to those most in need. I’m delighted to say we are extending the scheme to help people in some of the most rural and hard to reach areas of the country."

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