Lancashire Superfast Broadband is a £40m+ project led by the county council that aims to bring improved broadband speeds to businesses and communities across the region.
Superfast Fibre Broadband works at quicker speeds than standard broadband reducing the time taken to download and send files.
The project aims to:
- Connect the rural and remote areas of Lancashire that currently have little or no broadband
- Open up new opportunities for business
- Help new business start-ups in the county
- Enable flexible home-based working
- Raise the overall quality of life to residents due to increased access to a host of new services
The Government has committed to giving access to 2Mbps download speed to every premises in the UK. As part of this commitment, Local Bodies in conjunction with Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) are making available the option of a subsidised 'better broadband' scheme for eligible premises. This provides support towards the cost of equipment and installation of an alternative broadband connection so that a basic broadband service can be purchased 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.
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:
Scheme guide (PDF 565KB)
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
If you are eligible we will send you an email with a subsidy code and instructions on how to get a subsidised installation