The Scottish Government wish to help suppliers develop projects for the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme, and recognise that additional support for remote rural projects in the hardest to reach areas is especially welcome.
To be eligible for support from the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme, packages and connections must meet the following defined criteria. They must:
- Deliver a connection speed greater than 30 Mbps;
- Deliver a “step change” in service which is at least doubling the speed of the end users currently available speed;
- Not have a prohibitive data cap (subject to industry standard fair use rules);
- Cost no more than £46.10 per month for an on-going broadband subscription.
Before registering to become an approved Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme supplier, and before submitting Standard or Project Pre-Registered Packages; suppliers should study in detail the Supplier Guidance document (PDF) which is regularly updated with developments, advice and Frequently Asked Questions. Along with all the legal Terms and Conditions.
Supplier guidance for the Pre-Registered Package process, i.e. how companies go about applying for vouchers: Pre-Registered Package Supplier Guidance (PDF).
Specific guidance for suppliers on Travel & Labour can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions from suppliers can be found here.