Daisy Group helps SMBs boost broadband with UK-wide Gigabit scheme

Daisy Group has been named as a registered supplier of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS), which will enable SMBs and the local communities around them to receive grants of up to £3,000 to upgrade their broadband to a Gigabit-capable connection.

The scheme, part of the £200m Local Full Fibre Networks programme, is designed to help SMBs embrace technologies such as cloud-based solutions, VoIP and other hosted services, by upgrading to faster Internet.

Julien Parven, Marketing Director of ?Daisy Group's SMB division, said: "Digital transformation should be a top priority for SMBs.

"This scheme to provide customers with greater bandwidth promotes that priority in providing the backbone to launch their digital futures."

The Gigabit Voucher Scheme is currently available across the UK, the government announced in March, following a market trial which was launched in late 2017.

Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said: "Small businesses are the backbone of the British economy and now they can turbo-charge their connectivity with gigabit speeds.

"By building a full fibre future for Britain we are laying the foundations for a digital infrastructure capable of delivering today what the next generation will need tomorrow."

SMBs eligible for the GBVS must employ fewer than 250 employees, have a turnover of less than €50 million, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding €43 million. This includes sole traders.