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SuperConnected Case Studies

SuperConnected Derry Strabane

The Connection Vouchers Scheme is now closed to new applicants.

Local businesses reaping rewards of Broadband scheme

More than 230 small and medium (SMEs) businesses in Derry and Strabane have now benefitted from the Super Connected Cities Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme.

The scheme, which helps SMEs get connected to superfast broadband has been rolled out by Derry City and Strabane District Council in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

An additional £40m of funding has now been made available to SMEs within the UK and the vouchers will continue to be issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis until all funds are snapped up. Funds have not been ring fenced for individual cities, and all eligible businesses are being encouraged to apply before the available funds are exhausted.

Business Opportunities Manager with Derry City and Strabane District Council, Louise Breslin explained.
“We have seen a fantastic responseto the Voucher Scheme, and we’re getting some extremely positive feedback from clients who have signed up. I know there is going to be huge demand for the additional funding, so I would really urge local companies to get their applications in as soon as possible.”

“The scheme allows businesses to apply for grants of up to £3,000 each to cover the costs of installing faster and better broadband. And it’s not just tech companies who are benefitting, the scheme has helped a huge variety of businesses to date, including cafes, graphic designers, architects, real estate agents, events coordinators and caterers.”

For further information please contact 0800 038 3518

Walled City Brewery

Walled City Brewery

“ The scheme is so straightforward and we’re already seeing the benefits in terms of our Epos system, our social media marketing, and our free WiFi for customers. It’s absolutely critical in terms of implementing our full business plan.” – James Huey

Nuprint Technologies

Nuprint Technologies

"We opted for the scheme to enhance our design service with high speed Internet. I recommend that other companies avail of the vouchers. The significant benefits
of high speed broadband prove its the way forward for local businesses.” – Bernie McCafferty

St Elmos

St Elmo’s Veterinary Clinic

“The application process was very quick
and since the installation of the fibre optic
broadband we now have multiple phone lines incoming and outgoing so we are now always accessible to our clients.” – Emma-Jane Hunniford

Claritas

Claritas Software Ltd

"Downloads which were taking 40 minutes are now only taking 4 minutes and our telephone conversations are clearer. Basically we are getting up to ten times the service at approximately half the cost – and you can’t argue with that.” – Plunkett Devlin

Visit Derry

Visit Derry

“It has definitely increased efficiency in the workplace; we can communicate with our global markets at much faster and more reliable speeds. I believe that if you’re
serious about your business you have to be Super Connected.” – Odhran Dunne

 

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