Businesses urged to get up to speed with superfast broadband

By on 28/10/2014 in Cllr Trickett, News

Small and medium-sized businesses across Birmingham are being urged to sign up for grants enabling them to benefit from superfast broadband.

Digital Birmingham is offering connection vouchers worth between £100 and £3,000 to help businesses get connected. The grants can be used for all or part of the capital and equipment costs of getting a better, faster connection – businesses just pay VAT, if applicable, and their monthly line rental to their service provider.

To help business owners take advantage of this scheme, Digital Birmingham is holding a series of events where people can find out how to grow their business in a digital era, meet a wide range of superfast broadband suppliers and sign up to claim their free voucher there and then.

Interested businesses can attend one of the following events, all running from 8am to 11am, to find out more:

  • Tuesday, 4 November – The Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, B13 8JP.
  • Wednesday, 12 November – National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Solihull, B92 0EJ.
  • Thursday, 20 November – Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP.
  • Wednesday, 26 November – The Pavilion, Moor Lane, Perry Barr, B6 7AA.
  • Wednesday, 3 December – Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB.

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for a Green, Smart and Sustainable City at Birmingham City Council, said: “Superfast broadband gives Birmingham businesses the speed they need to transform their business, helping them grow and reach new customers and markets.

“Businesses across the city are already taking advantage of radically improved connection speeds to transform the way they work, so we want to ensure that other small and medium-sized businesses do not miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

“However, these superfast broadband vouchers are available for a limited time only, so I would advise any business owners to take advantage of this offer as soon as possible. Attending one of these events is an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to find out more.â€

For further information on the scheme is available by visiting www.digitalbirmingham.co.uk/superfast. Further information on the events is available by visiting Digital Birmingham’s Twitter page @digibrum or emailing digital@birmingham.gov.uk.

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Notes to Editors

Case studies of Birmingham businesses already enjoying the benefits of this scheme are available here:

470 Media

M and E Maintenance Solutions

That Recruitment Company

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