INCA members have welcomed the government's announcement that the connection voucher scheme will be extended nationwide. The plan is part of the DCMS Local Full Fibre Networks initiative. Vouchers are designed to help small businesses - and in some cases consumers - pay for the connection to a new gigabit capable service. A number of INCA member firms have used vouchers to extend full fibre and superfast wireless networks.
Malcolm Corbett, Chief Exec of INCA representing the alternative providers said, "It’s great news that the voucher scheme is being extended. The scheme helps improve the investment case for new digital infrastructure and speeds up the UK’s shift towards a full fibre and 5G future."
INCA will hold a round table meeting with members of the Federation of Communications Services, representing 300 B2B comms providers, on 15th March in London to discuss closer collaboration to help more small businesses access new ultrafast digital infrastructure.