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Gigabit Voucher Scheme

GBVS Background


As of December 2008 almost 4,000 businesses and residents have new connections supported by the GBVS, representing £8.7m of vouchers In addition, a further £16.8m worth of vouchers had been issued. In total £25.5m of funding has been committed out of a total funding allocation of £67m


Nimans Network Services is an approved supplier of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) which forms part of the Government’s £67m commitment to a vision of a full fibre Britain.


Gigabit vouchers can be used by small and medium businesses to contribute to the cost of a gigabit capable connection. Business can claim up to £2500 towards the cost of a gigabit speed fibre connection.


To qualify for the scheme businesses must:

  • Have less than €50m turnover and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding €43 million
  • Employ less than 250 people
  • Have received less than £200m in public grants in the last 3 years
  • Not be a public sector organisation

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Connectivity eligibility:

  • The upgraded broadband service must deliver a ‘step change’ in service which is at least a doubling of current speed
  • The service must be a minimum speed of 100Mb on a 1Gb bearer
  • Any existing connection already capable of 1Gb is NOT eligible to benefit from a Gigabit Voucher
  • Only one voucher per customer is permitted (regardless of number of sites)



Application Process:

1. Reseller obtains quote from us and confirms their customer is eligible for the scheme. Customer signs up to a Gigabit qualifying connection (either on-net / off-net) via reseller

2. Network Services sends a voucher request on the customer's behalf. The GBVS scheme sends the customer an email with links to the Ts & Cs

3. Customer agrees to the Ts & Cs and confirms that they are an eligible business (within 28 days)

4. We order the connectivity and manage the order through to delivery

5. GBVS issues a voucher to Network Services on customer's behalf

6. We confirm with GBVS that the installation is complete

7. GBVS checks with the end customer that the service is live and working

8. Voucher payment is made directly to Network Services (subject to final checks by GBVS)


Why Nimans Network Services Connectivity?

  • Our proposition includes on-net and off-net fibre Ethernet options with access to 8 suppliers
  • Instant on-line quotes in real time
  • 24/7 support from a UK based Network Operations Centre
  • Pre-Ethernet service available to get customers up and running in 5-7 days


More than 200,000 UK postcodes qualify for our on-net Simplified Connectivity where we ensure that our resellers’ customers within our network coverage areas get the best price aligned to their specific requirements


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Contact us now to get a quote and to find out more on 0161 925 1530 or email

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