Residents

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”

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.”

Peter: 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

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

“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.”

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 is currently a central government voucher scheme which provide financial support to businesses and residents wishing to access faster broadband.

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

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 Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

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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