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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Call for businesses to apply for internet connections upgrade

Rural businesses in Denbighshire are being urged to apply for funding to upgrade their internet connections.

The Welsh Government’s Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme offers up to £7,000 for small-to-medium sized businesses to support improvements to community infrastructure.

With more businesses relying on technology during the current lockdown, the council is offering help on how to apply for the funding to upgrade their connection as well as providing advice on how improve their current connection speeds by making small changes.

Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire County Council and Lead Member for the Economy, said: “Lockdown has demonstrated just how important digital infrastructure is for residents and businesses of all types, be it for industries wanting to enable home-working or those depending on e-commerce to either become more sustainable or to enable diversification.

“If you are experiencing slow internet speeds your business set-up maybe at fault and with a few tweaks you could improve performance and we can provide advice on how to do this.

“The Welsh Government’s Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme also offers a great funding opportunity for residential-based businesses to support improvements to community infrastructure. This could be particularly attractive for agriculture and tourism businesses.”

Improving digital connectivity and broadband infrastructure is a priority for the Council, so if you would like to get more information or discuss how you can increase your internet speed contact

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