Broadband Project Update September 2019Post in Utilities by Steve Jones
This message is relevant to those living between Garbat and Inchbae inclusive, and Grudie to Achanalt inclusive. Look out for an email from DCMS in near future!
You need to respond to a forthcoming email from the UK Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to ensure Garve & District Broadband and LCT can fully fund your Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) installation.
The FTTP installation in our community has been part-funded by a UK government voucher for £350 for your property. 32 properties in the community were involved - those with the poorest broadband before the FTTP installation.
BT OpenReach has already used the value of these vouchers as a discount to the community for the project. They now need to claim back the value of the vouchers from the DCMS.
To do this, DCMS will send you an email asking you to confirm you have had FTTP delivered to your property. And they will ask you to validate your email as part of this process to prove that it is your property.
You will NOT need to confirm that you have taken a new fibre service - you just need to confirm that FTTP has been made available to your property.
Please Note : You cannot claim the value of this voucher for your own benefit - it is part of our community scheme.
You must respond to this request from DCMS.
Failure to do so will mean BT OpenReach cannot reclaim the value of your voucher.
This would require Garve & District Broadband/LCT to pay for it unnecessarily, effectively paying for something that the government should be paying for.
Also Garve & District Broadband/LCT have not budget for this.
Please look out for the DCMS email and respond as soon as you get it!