London,
12
June
2014
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15:45
Europe/London

Hackney businesses invited to get up to £3,000 to boost their broadband speed

Hackney-based enterprises can now get vouchers worth up to £3,000 to upgrade to business grade broadband, resulting in higher performance through speeds of more than 30 GB per second. 

The voucher connection scheme is open to enterprises with up to 250 employees. Companies need a connection of over 20 Mbps in order to qualify, or they can team up to do a joint application and pool the vouchers. 

The faster broadband contracts are also now affordable in terms of monthly bills.

The Hackney Connection Voucher scheme will be launched in Hackney at a Business Breakfast during London Technology Week at BL_NK in Shoreditch on 17 June between 8.30am and 11am. The event will feature two talks on the business advantages of high speed broadband, 10 broadband providers will be available to discuss their offer. There will also be tea, coffee and pastries. More details about the Department for Culture, Media and Sport-funded scheme are at www.connectionvouchers.co.uk/london Book your place at www.investinhackney.org/events 

 

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Hackney Council
Hackney’s creative and tech sectors are increasingly becoming renowned for their world-beating offer to provide innovative and disruptive services and products to an international market. To do this they need world-beating broadband speeds and access to the highest quality networks.

Unfortunately, the current providers of broadband services to our business community are providing little more than domestic grade broadband and there is a lack of vision from providers who are not making sufficient investment to upgrade their offer.

In that context, it is fantastic to see Hackney and the GLA working together to improve broadband capacity and speed in Hackney and there is a strong financial incentive to upgrade in the form of a £3,000 contribution towards the cost. I strongly recommend that our local businesses check out this unprecedented offer and move to Business-Grade broadband.
Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Hackney Council