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Broadband boost for Preston’s small businesses

Posted on - 31st March, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre

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Small businesses in Preston will now be able to apply for grants of up to £3000 to boost their broadband.

The Government’s broadband connection scheme covers up to £3000 of installation costs with over 12,000 already issued to businesses in other cities.

As of April 1 this year, this will be available to 28 new cities, including Preston.

Peter Rankin, leader of Preston City Council, said: “Through this scheme we can bring high speed internet right to people’s offices and business premises.

“It’s another boost for Preston that helps business to grow, flourish and create jobs.”

The businesses of Preston will be able to offer better services to customers and improve their overall experience, as well as reducing their own costs by switching to online data storage solutions.

Sajid Javid, Culture Secretary, said: “This is fantastic news for Preston, as we know how important a fast broadband connection is for businesses across the UK.

“We want to make sure that small businesses have the technology they need to compete in the digital age.”

If you want to apply for a grant, enter your postcode here from April 1 to check eligibility.

 

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