Better Broadband Scheme

Get Better Connected

The Government has made a commitment to provide every home and business in the UK with access to a basic broadband service so that browsing the web and keeping in touch with families and friends is easier.

A subsidised broadband installation is now available if you cannot access an affordable broadband service with a speed of at least 2 Mb per second.

You can check whether superfast broadband is available to you using the GoSuperfast checker and what your current broadband speed is using the  ADSL availability checker.

If, after making these checks, you believe your speed is less than 2 Mb per second and you have no other options available enter your postcode below to find out how to apply for help.

Taking out a broadband service under this Scheme will not prevent your premises from being considered for superfast broadband in the future.

Please note this scheme has been extended until end December 2018, please ensure your supplier can deliver within this timescale.

Guide to the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme.

Frequently Asked Questions Better Broadband subsidy Scheme


Current approved providers active in the Cheshire area:

For a list of all suppliers active nationally see here

Once you have read the guide, if you think you are eligible,you can apply for a subsidy code which will enable you to gain access to a subsidised installation.


If you are eligible we will send you an email with a subsidy code and instructions on how to get a subsidised installation.