Connecting Shropshire

Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme

The Government has committed to giving access to 2Mbps download speed (a basic broadband service) to every premises in the UK. As part of this commitment Connecting Shropshire, in conjunction with Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), is making available the option of a subsidised broadband installation for eligible premises.

The Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme provides support towards the cost of the installation of a broadband connection so that a basic broadband service can be purchased for a first year cost of no more than £400. The scheme can also be used to access more expensive packages with higher speeds and/or greater monthly data allowances.

You will only be eligible if your premises has access to download speeds of less than 2Mbps.

Before applying, please read the Scheme Guide and FAQs:

Scheme Guide

Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme FAQs

If you think you are eligible, you can apply for a Subsidy Code, which will enable you to order a subsidised broadband connection from any of the service providers that are part of the scheme. To find out which approved suppliers operate in Shropshire, go to: Each of the providers offer a variety of packages based on the amount of data you need and the speed of the connection.


If you are eligible we will send you an email with a Subsidy Code and instructions on how to get a subsidised installation.

If you have any queries about the scheme, please email your name, address and contact details to: