Expanding the Gigabit Voucher Scheme across the UK

Discover Gigabit Connectivity Vouchers

Some fantastic news for SMEs across the UK – yesterday, the government announced the nationwide expansion of the Gigabit Connectivity Voucher Scheme, an incredible programme trialled in a few areas since last year.

Essentially, the Gigabit Connectivity Voucher Scheme cuts thousands of pounds off the cost of installing an ultrafast Internet connection for SMEs (or up to £500 for residential users), making world-class connectivity more accessible than ever before. This lets businesses see some fantastic benefits, letting them work them faster, giving them more reliable service, and opening up some fantastic new possibilities.

The Gigabit Connectivity Voucher Scheme is also designed to remove and solve the frustrations that sometimes occur with other funding/ subsidy schemes. With the majority of paperwork already taken care of by participating ISPs, applying to receive the vouchers is as simple as filling in a short form (available on our Gigabit Connectivity Vouchers page) and waiting for confirmation, typically done on the same day.

As such, if you’re an SME looking to upgrade your Internet connectivity (or, in many cases, looking to cut the cost of your connection), there’s really no reason not to apply for the Gigabit Connectivity Voucher Scheme – and no better choice of ISP than Exa Networks.

We’re proud to be one of the few ISPs currently taking part in the Gigabit Connectivity Voucher Scheme, and have already helped out a huge number of local SMEs who applied for the scheme during regional trialling. As one of the only ISPs specialising in bespoke Internet Service Packages, we provide businesses with fast, effective and reliable solutions designed to perfectly suit their requirements, from the fantastic ultrafast Internet connectivity options we offer to our advanced ExaVoice VoIP, custom wide area networking and more.

Exploring the best choices for ultrafast connectivity

We’re proud to provide SMEs and schools with the single most advanced Internet connectivity option available on the market – DarkLight. Designed to be the single last Internet connection any user will need to install, DarkLight delivers ultrafast speeds, unique future-proof design, and impressively low costs, with the Gigabit Connectivity Vouchers making it free for SMEs to install DarkLight in practically every case.

Following a recent free upgrade, DarkLight service packages start out delivering a fully symmetrical 300 Mbps (meaning both downloads and uploads run at the same 300 Mbps speed), while every line supports a world-class 10 Gbps by standard. With completely flexible upgrades, businesses will always be able to get the speeds that they require, while high Service Level Agreements guarantee reliable service around the clock. Because DarkLight is provided completely uncontended from our network to our customers, users will always get the exact speeds advertised, even at peak times.

DarkLight is currently available in an ever-growing number of cities, including Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield and more – we’re set to go live in areas like Milton Keynes in the very near future. With our networks covering both central areas and surrounding towns, we’re able to deliver DarkLight excellence to thousands of SMEs across the UK.

However, if you’re not in one of our DarkLight cities, you can still benefit from a truly fantastic superfast connectivity option. Our other Gigabit service options deliver truly fantastic, ultrafast performance, and are available in a huge range of areas – get in touch with our team at 0345 145 1234 to find out more about our other options for gigabit and ultrafast connectivity.