Businesses urged to apply for broadband voucher scheme

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East Antrim MLA Oliver McMullan has called on local businesses to take advantage of the ‘Connection Voucher’ initiative to upgrade to faster broadband.

The vouchers – between £100 and £3000 – will pay towards the fixed cost of getting connected.

The Sinn Fein representative said: “In the ever-developing business world, having a top-speed broadband is essential in competing in both the local and global market.

“This initiative allows businesses to apply for up to £3,000 that covers installation costs and equipment costs in upgrading your broadband connection.”

Superfast broadband is available across Northern Ireland from a variety of providers, and Mr McMullan claimed that over a thousand businesses in the province have already received a ‘Connection Voucher’.

“I would appeal to businesses to take advantage of this initiative and apply by contacting 0800 587 4695 to see if your business is eligible,” Mr McMullan concluded.