The Rural Connection is the Devon and Somerset County Council's fantastic new subsidy scheme to help eradicate rural not-spots for homes and businesses in their Counties, and it was launched on 23rd November 2011.
A key fact to understand is that the Grant is available on a first come, first served basis. It's likely to therefore be limited to around just 1,050 homes, households or businesses.
Devon and Somerset Councils have studied the rural areas of their Counties to identify not-spots which receive particularly poor broadband service (less than 2 Mbps). They have initially identified particular areas of North, Central and East Devon and also Wheddon Cross in Exmoor, Somerset.
If you live in these areas, you may be eligible for the grant which covers the whole set-up cost* of Tooway satellite broadband (including standard installation) depending on your postcode.
The scheme is being run in conjunction with a program of free ICT training and support from Devon based ethical IT Company Cosmic to help first time broadband users and businesses get the best out of their new broadband connection and their PC or MAC.
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