Virgin trials free business broadband installation

Virgin Media has announced that it will trial free broadband installation for small businesses.

Virgin Media has announced that it will trial free broadband installation for small businesses.

The move comes after the government recently postponed its Connection Voucher scheme, which allowed small businesses to get money off the costs of broadband.

This scheme has previously allowed businesses to save up to £3000 before the scheme was disbanded.

Virgin Media is one of a number of providers who have stepped up in order to support businesses.

CityFibre, a fibre-optic provider in London, also recently announced that it would be waving connection fees for small businesses, allowing them to potentially save up to £2,500.

Virgin Media has said that it will cover installation costs of up to £1000 in similar areas the the government’s scheme covered. It has also stated that it will be pressuring the government to bring the voucher system back.

Mike Smith, director of small business at the provider, claimed that broadband was such a vital service to businesses that it could not be ignored.

“We know one of the biggest challenges facing small businesses is upfront costs, including for the likes of broadband.”

“In the meantime, we’re pleased to launch this exclusive trial for the UK’s small businesses to help them get online and thrive with the fastest available broadband.”

Virgin has previously suggested that a stable broadband network for all businesses could boost the UK economy by up to £92 billion, according to research conducted.

Source: Cable

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