Get your urban SFBB vouchers applications here
SMEs keen to take advantage of up to £3,000 of the taxpayers’ largesse have until 2pm on Thursday to register to receive a superconnected city voucher that they can spend with an approved supplier to get connected at >30Mbps.
Letters inviting applications for vouchers and for suppliers went out on Tuesday. The government hopes to decide over the weekend and to have shovels hitting the ground on Monday 5 August.
The initial phase covers only Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Manchester/Salford, and runs from August to September. The literature says there is no bias for or against fixed or wireless solutions, merely that there should be a step-change in the speeds.