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Access Broadband Cymru – What is it?
The Welsh Government’s Access Broadband Cymru Scheme means that all homes and businesses across Wales, that cannot currently receive superfast connections, are now eligible to apply for support. If you live in Wales and are desperate for faster speeds, FreeClix and the Access Broadband Cymru scheme can help. Access Broadband Cymru is a government broadband scheme that provides funding to homes and businesses that are wanting to improve their broadband speeds.
How can FreeClix help?
FreeClix is a registered broadband provider on the Access Broadband Cymru Scheme. As an independent Internet Service Provider FreeClix are able to provide a range of superfast connectivity solutions depending on the end users requirements. FreeClix is the master distributor of SimRush. SimRush is a wonderful superfast broadband product. It’s a small 4G LTE device the size of a donut that is installed externally on your business or residential premises. SimRush is expertly configured to receive a 4G LTE signal in rural community areas that can’t even get a mobile phone signal.
Superfast Cymru – Am I eligible?
The scheme is open to individuals, businesses and third sector premises in Wales where the broadband service (if available) cannot deliver a step change in service provision of at least twice the current download speed. The proposed new service must ensure a minimum download speed of at least 10Mbps. A connection resulting in a download speed of lower than 10Mbps is not be supported by the scheme.
It is important you check your current download speed by completing a speedtest to ensure the required step change can be delivered. You can check your current download speed here.
Living or working in Wales and struggling to get reliable broadband? We recommend you get in touch.
How much is it?
You could be eligible to to receive a government subsidy to cover the complete hardware cost, installation cost and set-up fee. It’s as easy as ABC.
The scheme offers a two tier grant that provides support towards the cost of hardware, installation and set-up for a broadband connection that results in a download speed step change.
The amount of funding you can receive depends on the speed of the new connection. Faster broadband gets additional funding:
- £400 for 10Mbps and above
- £800 for 30Mbps and above
How do I get superfast broadband?
How to Get Superfast Broadband in Wales
- Simply fill in the form to receive a free FreeClix quote. The first step to a superfast connection is to contact your registered supplier.
- Accept the quote.
When you accept the quote you can fill in the Access Broadband Cymru application form which can be downloaded here.
- Send the quote along with your application form to Welsh Government for approval. Completed application forms should be sent to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Once approved, you will receive an offer letter from the Welsh Government.
FreeClix will install your superfast broadband equipment and test your broadband signal. Once installed funding will be released on your behalf.
- Living or working in Wales and struggling to get an internet connection? We recommend you get in touch.
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How has the Access Broadband Cymru Scheme helped business and home owners?
77,000 premises in Wales are able to apply for the Access Broadband Cymru grant. There have been 1,702 Access Broadband Cymru applications so far in 2021, only 2% of the premises eligible for superfast broadband funding.
FreeClix submitted a freedom of information request to determine how many premises were taking up applications. You can view the data below.
|Wales Region 2021||Applications received||Successful Applications||% of successful applications||£0 – £200||£201 – £400||£401 – £600||£601 – £800||Number of properties without broadband||% of premises without broadband that applied|
|Blank (not recorded on CRM)||43||26||60.47%||26||N/A||N/A|
|Isle of Anglesey||31||26||83.87%||26||2801||1.11%|
|Neath Port Talbot||11||8||72.73%||1||7||1650||0.67%|
|Rhondda Cynon Taf||17||11||64.71%||11||3544||0.48%|
|Vale of Glamorgan||28||25||89.29%||1||24||1857||1.51%|
“After having spent several weeks trying to find an affordable broadband solution for a site being offered only 2Mbps via traditional cabled services, FreeClix offered the SimRush product which now gives me over 30Mbps at a very affordable price point.”
Dr Jack James, Pontus ResearchHirwaun Industrial Estate, South Wales
The Welsh Government provides grants and funding to help improve rural broadband services in Wales. Depending on your broadband download speed, you can improve your broadband connection in Wales at a minimal cost. The grant is offered in domination’s of £400 or £800 dependent on your home or businesses broadband speed. Broadband grants have been very successful across the UK at helping people dramatically improve their broadband. They have:
- Minimised costs for businesses.
- Business owners can now get online and make connections with fellow business owners.
- Installation costs are kept to a minimum.
- Installation can be completed by a professional installer. (Ensure the best speeds and signal strength for your home. No more faffing around with a router!)
- The Access Broadband Cymru Scheme is the most successful standard broadband government grant.
If you have a home or business and would like to dramatically improve the cost and quality of your internet (or simply get a decent internet connection) the you should not delay in completing this form to apply for the grant scheme.
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