Since 2011, Superfast Cornwall programmes have a strong track record of delivering broadband projects across Cornwall. Superfast Cornwall has now launched the new ‘Superfast 3 – Inclusive Growth’ programme, designed to help businesses that may have missed out on previous broadband upgrades or may have been slower to adopt digital technologies in their business. The activity is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Cornwall Council and HM Government, and managed by Cornwall Development Company.
Businesses that still aren’t able to receive a superfast speed (30+Mbps) can now apply for a fully funded grant to enable their business to upgrade their speeds. Businesses that connect to superfast broadband can operate more productively and open up new opportunities. Grants are available for broadband solutions such as fibre, wireless, 4G mobile antenna or even the ground-breaking new Starlink satellite solution from Elon Musk’s company.
The ‘Superfast 3 – Inclusive Growth’ programme aims to assist businesses develop and introduce digital solutions to take their business forward. For businesses that feel they may be a little behind the curve, digital solutions could be a first website (or additional functionality like e-commerce to an existing website), help with digital marketing, setting up digital solutions for accountancy or customer relationship management (CRM), booking solutions, advanced phone systems or many other digital solutions that could benefit you. Businesses can apply for a grant between £1,000-6,000 to cover up to 80% of related costs.
Don’t worry if you aren’t sure about the digital solution that’s best for your business – we also have expertise that can work with you to help you work this out.
Many customers have already benefited from previous Superfast Cornwall projects. Ben Parker, Operations Director at Callestick Farm said “We are thrilled to now have a ‘Fibre to the Premises’ superfast broadband connection. This transforms the way we can operate and opens up a range of new opportunities we simply could not consider before.”
From helping increase productivity to reaching out to more potential customers; Digital solutions are transforming the world of business. Added benefits include improved recruitment from a wider pool of candidates such as individuals that are less able travel or living in isolated areas, and reducing your commuting and business travel.