Fed up with slow broadband connection speeds?
The Government is running a scheme to roll out full-fibre broadband to rural areas. We currently have fibre as far as local cabinets which limits speeds to 60Mbps. Installing fibre from the cabinet to your home will enable speeds of up to 1,000Mbps (1 Gigabit). All Slinfold postcodes are classed as rural and so are eligible.
How can the Parish Council help?
You can apply for the scheme on your own but by coordinating registrations we may be able to get more focus on Slinfold and bring costs down. There is no cost or commitment at this stage of the process.*
How does the scheme work?
- Customers find a supplier (likely to be Openreach in Slinfold) to install the fibre to your home
- The supplier requests a voucher from the government who then check you are happy to proceed
- The supplier installs the fibre and informs the government the work is done
- The government checks that the service is live and working before paying
What will it cost?
The funding available (below) should cover the full cost of installing the new fibre connection to you home. Funding is available to private homes as well as to smaller businesses (SMEs) and can be topped up by West Sussex County Council.
What funding is available?