Case Studies | 12 July 2018 - by Ian Midgley

Gigabit voucher scheme opens new opportunities for Intrinsic Training Solutions

Phil Wadsworth has joined the digital revolution by taking advantage of the Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme with KCOM.

Gigabit voucher scheme opens new opportunities for Intrinsic Training Solutions

Phil, who runs his own food safety training company from home, is one of the first in East Yorkshire to sign up to the scheme enabling him to claim a voucher paying for full fibre broadband to be installed.

Now, thanks to the ultrafast speeds he receives, Phil’s company Intrinsic Training Solutions is looking to expand the range of services it offers.

Phil said: “When the offer came to get Lightstream installed it was a no brainer.

We get a lot of business through our website and it’s really important that it works well.

HEY Business Gigabit voucher scheme

“Applying for the voucher has saved us money and was really simple. I would recommend it to anyone. Having Lightstream has definitely benefited our business.”

“We get enquiries from all over the world asking us about our training. Having fibre has really benefited our online training offering and is allowing us to do a lot more. It’s a competitive industry and you have to keep up with the Joneses.”

Phil added that the process from first enquiry to having fully operational fibre broadband was surprisingly simple and fast.

“The process was really easy from start to finish,” he says. “It was a few emails back and forward confirming who we were and five to six weeks later we had Lightstream.”

Businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire are being urged to join Phil and take advantage of the Gigabit scheme which enables them to claim up to £3,000 for ultrafast broadband installation.

The £67m scheme is open to eligible businesses that want to switch to a Gigabit-capable broadband service with a minimum speed of 100Mbps.

KCOM is urging businesses in the region to make the most of the scheme, which is operating on a first come, first served basis until the fund runs out.

Claim £3,000 off business Lightstream. The Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is making vouchers of up to £3,000 available to small and medium sized businesses towards the connection costs of full fibre, ultrafast broadband.

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We've absolutely been blown away by the amount of businesses that are taking up Lightstream with us across Hull & East Yorkshire. It's completely up to you what package you might take, but we'd hate for your business to be left behind your competition with slower speeds.

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