Super Connected Cities

28th April 2014

For the last few years, Government has been talking about the need to support SMEs in their desires to grow.  One of the ways that has been discussed, is the need to access a fast broadband connection.  This obviously allows businesses to work more efficiently and handle high volumes of large data. 

Westminster Business Council is delighted to be working with Venus.  Venus provides high speed, high capacity fibre optic internet services at a range of bandwidths from 30Mbps to 1Gbps to match the needs of businesses.

Venus is a registered supplier for the connection voucher scheme, which has been set up by the government to help businesses in London & the UK upgrade their internet service. With this voucher based grant you receive up to £3,000 towards your installation/connection costs.

As part of a UK Government initiative to help deliver faster broadband to SMEs, a £530 million budget has been allocated to the project in order to make businesses more efficient and to achieve better growth. BDUK’s ambition is to have the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015.

How it works:

  • Customer comes to Venus for a quote

  • Once we provide a quote customer must go online and apply for a connection voucher uploading the quote we have given them - www.connectionvouchers.co.uk

  • Once approved the work goes ahead & customer is only eligibly for the VAT of installation saving them up to £3,000!

Requirements

  • Your business must be an SME, Charity or Social Enterprise

  • The application must be for your business

  • You select a speed that is double your bandwidth

  • You have not received more than approx. £120K in grants in the last 3 years.

If you have any questions about the connections voucher scheme or Venus, please contact Rohita on rohita.kopf@venus.co.uk

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