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Broadband projects

All authorities in the Marches LEP have invested to improve the broadband infrastructure in their respective areas. To find out more information about availability in your area please visit:

Connecting Shropshire is a programme bringing fibre based broadband to areas where it isn't economically viable for commercial companies to provide broadband

Basic Broadband Subsidy Scheme

In the Shropshire Council area, the Basic Broadband Subsidy Scheme provides support towards the cost of the installation of a satellite 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 scheme can also be used to access more expensive packages with higher speeds and/or greater monthly data allowances.

Further details about the scheme can be found at:

Fastershire serving Herefordshire and Gloucestershire in partnership:

Marches and Gloucestershire Business Broadband Grant Scheme

Further details about the scheme can be found at:

Superfast Telford serving Telford and Wrekin:

If you'd like to know more about superfast broadband for business, you can visit BT Openreach - the company which looks after the fibres, wires and cables that connect the country. Or you can read our blog on Broadband for Business which looks at the different connectivity options available.

Whether you're making calls, video conferencing with clients, sharing files, downloading music or uploading large files - it's most likely on the Openreach network.

Openreach, an independent BT company, doesn't sell phones, broadband or TV services. Instead, it works on behalf of more than 500 service providers (such as Sky, TalkTalk, Gamma, BT and Daisy) to maintain the local access network that covers 30 million customers, supports 300 million telephone calls and 350 million internet connections every day.

Think Broadband: to discover your broadband speed locally in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin


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