Support available from the Welsh Assembly for those in Internet access “not-spots”

The Welsh Assembly has made £2M pounds available in order to help those living in areas in Wales that have no access to broadband Internet. What does this mean? It means that you can get your satellite broadband equipment and installation for free!

The service we provide here at Apogee Internet is considered to qualify as a suitable service for this scheme and is available to our customers living in Wales now. If your property is in Wales, you could reclaim the complete cost of your Apogee Internet ASTRA2connect broadband system and that includes the equipment and the installation costs.

The Welsh Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones stated at the announcement of the scheme:

“People will be able to make an application for the grant. That grant will be processed, an agreement will be made for somebody to make that connection for them. The cost will be paid for under the grant and of course people will then make their own arrangements with the provider.”

Mr Jones said broadband services were “vital to ensure our country can develop the knowledge economy, improving the ability of businesses and individuals to network and innovate.”

Mr Jones, who is also minister for the economy and transport, added: “So despite current pressures on our budget we are determined to find ways of opening up access for the relatively few areas in Wales that remain unable to benefit from broadband services”.

If you are resident in Wales and would like us to send you details including an application form then why not contact us using our web contact form. We will then send you the information as well as advice on the best installers local to you. It is important to bear in mind that you should not place an order with us until you have learned whether or not your application has been successful.

So if you’re interested then get your skates on. There are limited funds and when its finished, its finished. If you would like us to help you with your application we will be happy to.

If you would like more information you can find it here.

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