Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

The Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is designed to provide residents and businesses in some of the hardest-to-reach parts of Berkshire with future-proof broadband connections. The scheme offers funding towards installing gigabit-capable broadband to rural premises with speeds of less than 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) when part of a group project.

For more information see https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/rural/ where there is also a postcode checker to find out if you are eligible. If you are in an eligible area, there will be a message telling you the postcode meets the rurality criteria.

Community Fibre Partnership (CFP)

A CFP is where a local group representing two or more premises work together with BT Openreach to bring superfast or ultrafast to an area. To find out more information visit their website.

https://communityfibre.openreach.co.uk/

Universal Service Obligation (USO)

Universal Service Obligation is a piece of government legislation that gives eligale addresses the right to request a decent and affordable broadband connection.  A decent connection is one that can deliver a download speed of at least 10Mbs and uploadspeed of at least 1Mbs.  Affordable means the minimum price available is not more than £46.10 a month.

If you would like to know more about USO, Ofcom have an area on their website that has been set up to give you more information. 

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/advice-for-consumers/broadband-uso-need-to-know