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Benefits for residents

So many aspects of our modern home and working lives are dependent on a fast and reliable internet connection. With superfast fibre, you can take full advantage of everything the internet has to offer.

  • Connect to the cloud and work from home
  • Stream the latest blockbusters and boxsets in HD, or ultra-HD
  • Keep in touch with friends, family, colleagues, or clients via video calls and conferencing
  • Get competitive with low-latency online gaming
  • Find the best bargains when shopping online
  • Set trends and influence people on social media

Take a look at the case studies below to see how residents across South Yorkshire have benefitted from superfast fibre broadband.

benefits for residents

James Smallman, Conisbrough

"It was mainly the speed that was the problem, but we did have connection issues due to living in a three level house"

Donny Dave Connected in Cantley

“Live streaming just wasn't an option before, my old connection simply wasn't fast enough… but now I can live stream with ease.”

Rural Doncaster

“The lack of connectivity was such a barrier to home based working”


Barnsley resident benefits from broadband boost!

Silkstone’s Rob Cartwright could not be happier with his new fibre broadband service after it went live in January of 2017.

A House in Burngreave…

"If you’re not online, you can feel very alone. It’s easier to find out what’s happening so you can get involved in your community with social media."

Alice, Joe, Ieva and Michael

“I’ve discovered just how much stuff there is to watch on YouTube!! I didn’t look at it that much on standard broadband as it was so slow.”

Ian Lloyd -Chairman of Harthill with Woodall Parish Council, Rotherham

Alan Goy

Meet Alan Goy, one of RotherFed’s Digital Champion volunteers and a partner with Superfast South Yorkshire through the Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network.

Funding for Broadband

There are currently two central government schemes which provide financial support to businesses and residents wishing to access faster broadband.

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

This scheme provides funding towards the installation of gigabit-capable full fibre connections, and is available to small to medium-sized enterprises (up to £2,500.00), and to residents in group projects (£500.00).

Read more about the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Rural Gigabit Connectivity

Rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 30Mbps can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small to medium-sized enterprise, and up to £1,500 per residential premise when part of a group project, to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections.

Read more about the Rural Gigabit Connectivity Programme

Gigabit Broadband for Existing Developments

If you currently have the fastest broadband your provider can supply, and are finding that it is still too slow for your needs, here is some guidance for forming a community project to take advantage of the above funding schemes.

Guidance for Existing Sites

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