Small businesses in Westminster are being encouraged to apply for a voucher worth up to £3,000 to benefit from high speed broadband.
The funding is part of the Government’s ‘Super-Connected Cities’ initiative, which will see the installation of high speed broadband in 22 cities nationwide.
Cllr Daniel Astaire, Westminster City Council Cabinet Member for Business, said:
“It is important that Westminster continues to maximise its technology potential, which will have a positive impact on jobs and maintain our thriving city in a competitive marketplace.
“The high speed broadband voucher scheme is a great opportunity for small businesses and will make a significant impact on customer service. This will be achieved through quicker data transfer, save on travel costs by remote working and increased connectivity .”
Westminster businesses such as David Miller Architects believes this scheme will mean they can work at their maximum potential.
David Miller, Director at David Miller Architects said:
“The time that will be saved in the uploading and downloading of this information using fast internet access will be considerable, giving us time to spend on designing better environments and giving us, as a Westminster based business, a competitive edge through efficiencies.”
Angus Robertson, Founder of powerPerfector said: "Delivering our market leading sustainability technology in the UK and across the globe requires rapid and reliable data flows to manage day to day operations. Initiatives such as this voucher scheme will strengthen our ability to deliver world class energy saving projects and stay at the forefront of the global sustainability market.”