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Commercial Property Landlords North East , can improve internet connectivity with help of UK Government - Go Digital Scheme

Commercial property landlords, can now access free Government funding, to pay towards the installation of superfast broadband, in their offices and factories. 

Under the Business Connection Vouchers scheme, landlords can claim up to £3,000 per tenant to cover the cost of installing enterprise grade internet connectivity for commercial buildings.

The Go Digital scheme is expanding in the North East this month as it goes live across Teesside, County Durham, Wearside and Northumberland, enabling hundreds of landlords to ensure their tenants are better connected to critical online services.

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The scheme is already available on Tyneside where registered supplier Advantex Network Solutions Ltd, based in Gateshead, has been helping landlords to deliver improve digital connectivity at places like The Sandman Hotel, Broadacre House and Mea Trust and most recently Montagu Group care homes  read more on the at chronical live

Under the Business Connection Vouchers scheme, the Government has earmarked funding worth £150 million to enable landlords to apply for up to £3000 per tenant to pay for super-fast broadband connectivity and associated hardware such as wireless and internet security.

The UK already does more business online than any other European country, and the widespread access to superfast broadband offered by the scheme will provide a tremendous boost to the Tyneside economy. > Advantex director Stephen O’Connell

Advantex director Stephen O’Connell is now urging more landlords across the region to take advantage of the scheme to boost the quality and appeal of their properties.

“As a landlord, why not take advantage of the chance to invest long term in property by taking accessing thousands of pounds of free funding to improve building infrastructure and deliver the superfast broadband services tenants to achieve growth?

“If landlords have several tenants then the available funding package can add up to tens of thousands of pounds for investing in enterprise grade internet for their buildings as well as new Wi-Fi and data security.”

Advantex is able to assist landlords manage the voucher scheme from initial application to the final installation of hardware and software to secure funding.

Who’s also Eligible ?

Broadband Connection Vouchers are available to Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs) if:

  • Your business is within an eligible area one of the 50 cities taking part in the scheme.Check your postcode to find out if you’re eligible
  • You are a SME, registered charity, social enterprise or sole trader
  • Installation of your new broadband connection will cost over £100
  • The connection is for your business premises. You can apply for a connection at home if this is your main work base, but this does not apply if you work from home occasionally
  • You are willing to sign up to a minimum 6 month contract with your broadband supplier
  • The broadband service you select delivers a speed or performance improvement on your current connection. There are some detailed requirements on speed that you should check before applying
  • You have not received more than €200,000 in grants in the last 3 years
You can also take a look at our eligibility checker.


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