Announced at the Chancellor’s Budget, the entire Bournemouth City Region is the latest addition to the governments ‘Connected Cities’ voucher scheme, and C4L is proud to be an officially registered supplier covering this area. For the purposes of the scheme, the Bournemouth City Region encompasses the entire BH and DT postcode area, enabling businesses from across the county to benefit from grants of up to £3000 towards the costs of upgrading to a more suitable business broadband connection.
The South coast was acknowledged in the recent Tech City ‘Tech Nation’ report confirming that Bournemouth is now the fastest growing technology cluster in the country and a great place to do business. C4L recognises that this growth is fuelled by access to ever faster Broadband technology, and this scheme represents an excellent opportunity to continue this growth and expand out to rest of the county. All small or medium sized enterprises and voluntary/charity organisations are eligible for the connection vouchers, which can be used to fund a wide range of technologies including Fibre, Ethernet, Leased Lines and Wireless services, ensuring that there are solutions suitable for all locations.
Matt Hawkins, Chairman and Founder of C4L said: “As the largest ISP in the region and the main infrastructure provider for Dorset, C4L are dedicated to providing the fastest connectivity possible to the region. We have already deployed huge connectivity infrastructure at our Data Centre based in the heart of Bournemouth, linking local businesses with the global Internet and we are aiming to link them to incredible speeds. This government supported initiative allows us to extend our high performance network directly into Dorset enterprises, in many cases the connection voucher covers the setup costs entirely, effectively removing the barriers to the service. Too many businesses are running on domestic grade services, I am looking forward to empowering them with business calibre connectivity, so that they are better able to operate effectively and competitively. My aim is to provide all Dorset businesses with ultrafast internet speeds as the norm.”