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Standard User Whitehall11
(newbie) Wed 04-Nov-20 20:42:25
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Rural Gigabit Voucher (Business and Resident Premises)


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Hello,

I'm looking to get FTTP for my rural business & home, which will need to go via the FTTPoD Product.

It looks like i'm eligible for the £3500 SME Business Gigabit voucher, but also the £1500 for the resident voucher. As my address contains both my business and office, would i be able to redeem both vouchers?

I had a desktop survey some months ago showing a £13,000 Build Fee, but this was before Openreach have created ducts, and laid overhead cable 3km from the aggregation node to the new AIO Rural BDUK Cabinet, so hopefully this work may reduce it anyway!
Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-Nov-20 21:01:09
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Re: Rural Gigabit Voucher (Business and Resident Premises)


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I would assume at a minimum each voucher needs claimed with a qualifying service.
In order to claim both vouchers you may need to make 2 orders, 1 as a business and 1 as a resident.
I'd be surprised if it was possible even with 2 orders.

There are a number of users on these forums who have made FTTPoD orders that run a business from their home and I've never seen anyone mention claiming both vouchers.
It either can't be done or they have missed a trick.

The T&C's of the vouchers should have the answers.
Standard User candlerb
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-Nov-20 21:24:24
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Re: Rural Gigabit Voucher (Business and Resident Premises)


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https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/wp-content/upl...

"Schedule 3 – Multiple Connection Scenarios

SME (including sole trader) operating from a residential premises
...
Max SME permitted value (including any top up available in area) for the SME
beneficiary. Additional residential voucher not permitted"


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Standard User Pheasant
(member) Wed 04-Nov-20 21:34:58
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Re: Rural Gigabit Voucher (Business and Resident Premises)


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When I applied under the then Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme back in 2018, on the application itself, one had to select either of business, sole trader or resident. They were mutually exclusive options and although “resident” was a choice at the time under the GBVS, it was really a scheme aimed at small businesses, do that is what it was aimed at. You certainly could not claim both options, it was an either or.

The rules were very restricted then, and they checked up on each connected service. I would doubt very, very much you would legitimately be able to claim two different vouchers now on the one same service. Don’t ask, don’t get though right smile
Standard User Pheasant
(member) Wed 04-Nov-20 21:36:07
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Re: Rural Gigabit Voucher (Business and Resident Premises)


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In reply to a post by candlerb:
https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/wp-content/upl...

"Schedule 3 – Multiple Connection Scenarios

SME (including sole trader) operating from a residential premises
...
Max SME permitted value (including any top up available in area) for the SME
beneficiary. Additional residential voucher not permitted"

Ya beat me to it!
Standard User brookheather
(member) Fri 06-Nov-20 18:52:48
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Re: Rural Gigabit Voucher (Business and Resident Premises)


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Your FTTP cable will go to the aggregation node so the existing 3km cable for the AIO is unlikely to be of any benefit or reduce your costs.

Cerberus FTTP + pfSense + UniFi nanoHD
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