Scott urges homes and businesses to sign up to new broadband subsidies

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann is urging people in rural parts of Cornwall to get a fairer deal on broadband through the Government’s new ‘Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme’.

Homes and businesses that don’t have access to broadband with a download speed of at least 2 Mb per second can apply for the subsidy, and Scott is urging homes and businesses to sign up.

Successful applicants are given a unique code to pay for most of the cost of installation, commissioning and equipment for a basic broadband service, reducing the cost by up to £350. The deadline for applications is the end of this year.

Scott Mann said:

“Everyone needs and should have fast broadband - it’s a basic right in today’s digital and global economy.

“I’m working hard with the Government to make sure the telecommunications market serves everyone, wherever you live, so that rural areas in Cornwall also get fair access to faster broadband through schemes like this.

“I urge any homes and businesses with poor broadband speeds to apply for this subsidy and speed up their internet.”

Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Matt Hancock said:

“Whether you’re running a business or shopping online, a slow broadband speed simply doesn’t cut it. We are continuing to improve connectivity in the hardest to reach parts of the UK with the Better Broadband scheme.

“I’d urge everyone eligible to apply now so they start reaping the benefits as soon as possible.”

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