Superfast Broadband

A superfast internet connection makes your organisation more efficient, cheaper to run, and easier to develop. 

Benefits to your business as a result of faster, better broadband include:

  • Growing and accessing new markets through better communication with customers and suppliers
  • Increasing security through fast secure back-up of data
  • Increasing productivity and improving customer service through faster upload and download speeds

Upgrading your broadband will also help to future-proof your business for the digital challenges of tomorrow

Get Digital Faster

Get Digital Faster is a £15 million programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)  BT, Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale ,Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan Metropolitan Borough Councils.

The programme will provide superfast broadband to over new 20,000 homes and businesses across Greater Manchester, and by the end of the programme over 99.5% of premises in Trafford will have access to superfast broadband, making it one of the best connected areas in the UK.

Further information about Get Digital Faster, and a postcode checker to confirm when your premises will be connected, are available on the Get Digital Faster website.

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Full fibre broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available, and the government is committed to a vision of a full fibre Britain. Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit-capable connection. Businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme with a voucher worth £500 as part of a group project. 

Visit the Culture website for further advice.