Under the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme your business could receive up to £2500 towards the installation of a dedicated Leased Line.
If your business is looking for a Leased Line, under the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme you could get up to £2500 from the government to contribute towards the cost of delivering fibre to your premises.
To qualify for the Voucher Scheme your business must meet the following criteria:
- The business cannot employ more than 249 people
- Annual turnover of the business must be below £50m
- The business has not received more than £200,000 in the last three years in De minimise State aid
- Must not have any direct fibre connection to your business (this does not include FTTC – as FTTC last mile is delivered on copper to your business)
A Leased Line (or more commonly known as Ethernet Fibre or Ethernet Access Direct) is your own private circuit. Completely uncontended symmetrical connectivity delivered over fibre with bandwidth options up to 10000 mb/s. A leased line provides optimum traffic performance, increased security, flexibility & reliability backed by robust Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) and 24/7 support for peace of mind.
Leased Lines can be used to connect offices together and are ideal for large file transfers, VoIP etc. They can also be used to provide fast internet access. Leased Line prices have continued to fall and and combined with robust SLA’s are an excellent choice for business.
We are seeing many customers implement Leased Line solutions to replace expensive ISDN circuits, enabling them to move over to cheaper VoIP solutions. Traditional PBX’s can’t deliver the features and benefits that a VoIP platform can and the price differences are clear.
Leased Lines are also an excellent way to extend your corporate LAN in to the data centre and take advantage of Cloud Services. Trunk Networks is well connected and has peering agreements with Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure enabling us to provide not only low latency to our core but low latency to the likes of Azure and AWS. Leased Lines can, at first sight, appear to be expensive but they also provide an opportunity to cut costs in other areas of the business (On Premise PBX, On Premise Servers etc)