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.

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Billingley residents benefit from government funded broadband vouchers

Billingley residents are reaping the rewards of the Gigabit Voucher Scheme 12 months after they set out on their journey to improve connections in the village. With the support of Superfast South Yorkshire and Openreach residents are now better connected than ever before.

Aaron, Service Delivery Engineer, Penistone

We recently sent out letters to premises that had been upgraded to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) and Aaron got in touch and told us how he had beaten us to it and was already making use of the improved connection. This was great to hear and it meant the upgrade was needed if they had been waiting for it…

David Bateman, Armthorpe

“The upgrade to fibre broadband was pretty much seamless”

Social Broadband Tariffs

Households in receipt of specific benefits are eligible for discounted broadband packages know as ‘Social Tariffs’ which could help people save almost £150 a year. According to Ofcom there are over 4 million homes missing out on the potential savings with only 55,000 homes currently utilising the tariffs.

All claimants of Universal Credit are eligible for discounted broadband packages along with Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Pension Credit, Income-related Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), Housing Benefit, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Care Leavers support or Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

Social broadband tariffs are available from the below suppliers, to see what deals are available and to check if you are eligible click on the supplier links.

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Talk Talk offer 6 months free broadband service to job seekers in receipt of Universal Credit who do not currently have a broadband service. Those interested in making use of this service should speak to their Job Centre Work Coach for more information.

In addition to these tariffs, other support might be available to customers who might not be able to get online because they struggle to afford internet services. If you are struggling to pay your mobile phone or broadband bill, you should speak to your provider as soon as possible to see how they can help.

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