Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) is high on the agenda for 2021, offering the highest internet transfer speed among all contended services its availability across the UK is expanding at a fast rate. With more and more area’s having FTTP rolled out it is a good time to look at your current connection to see if or how this can be improved. Having a reliable fast connection can only be a positive for any business.

Lines of communication have never been more important than they are now. No one knows how long this is going to continue for or when we will get back to normal working life but one thing, we do know is that we are all in this together and we will get through it. Try and turn this unknown time in to a time of positivity, a time where businesses took the chance to look at their strategies and services, looking at options out there which can help improve business and continued success going forward.

The Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme will provide funding of up to £5,000 to help homes and businesses not in the range of either Reaching 100% (R100) contracts or planned business investments to obtain superfast broadband where providers may not typically go. The scheme will help to ensure everyone in Scotland will have access to superfast broadband by the end of 2021.

Temporary vouchers of up to £400 are also being made available for premises where superfast broadband is planned for after the end of 2021 – with an additional £250 for those in the hardest-to-reach areas.

An online postcode checker has been launched to give homes and businesses information on superfast roll-out in their area as well as providing information on voucher scheme eligibility. For more information or to check eligibility contact Chamber member, Fibre 1 by email: or call 0800 989 0052.