Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme

Homes and businesses in rural areas in Kirklees such as Birkenshaw, Marsden, Meltham, Shepley, Skelmanthorpe and Slaithwaite could benefit from the government's Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.

Under the scheme two or more rural homes or businesses with broadband speeds of less than 100 Mbps can group together to use vouchers worth £1,500 per home, or £3,500 per small to medium-sized business to support the cost of installing gigabit connections.

For more information, and to find out if you're eligible enter your postcode at Gigabit Vouchers - Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport .

We are committed to making sure that Kirklees has the highest standards of connection and infrastructure, providing digital connections across the district that are reliable, competitive, long-lasting and widely available.

Improved connections help attract investment into the district, create a more attractive business offering and in turn create more job opportunities. They also mean homes have the best broadband speeds for home working, streaming, connecting multiple devices and staying connected.

These connections will make our district an even more desirable location to live, work and enjoy.

Both public and private sector investment have been used to help connect businesses and residents to fast and reliable internet. The new digital landscape will make sure our residents are well connected within their homes and provide greater opportunities for local businesses to thrive and grow.

Benefits for households

  • Better quality calls and videos with family and friends
  • Makes your online activities (such as shopping or streaming media) easier
  • Helps reduce your household costs
  • Helps improve your education and chances of getting a job
  • More choices about where to move with good broadband.

Benefits for businesses

  • Productivity growth
  • Encourages home-working and improves home-working productivity
  • Reduces commuter and business travel to neighbouring cities
  • Enables smart energy monitoring.

Projects in Kirklees

Fibre to the premises (FTTP)

Full fibre broadband to homes and businesses

Full-fibre broadband uses fibre optic cables to connect the exchange directly to each household. It is currently the fastest and most reliable broadband on the market. The fast upload and download speeds mean multiple devices can connect, stream and be utilised without buffering or delay. This is extremely beneficial in a world where technology is ever changing and advancing and working from home is more common.

Kirklees have been selected by a number of providers for private investment in building a 'Full Fibre to the Premises' broadband network.

Who to contact about full fibre broadband in your area

These are the companies installing full fibre broadband networks across Kirklees.

You may have received an 'advance notification of work' letter from a provider if work is due to be carried out in your area. Please use the contact details provided if you have any queries or questions.

Rural broadband

Connecting our more rural areas to fast and reliable broadband

We are one of 6 local authorities delivering superfast broadband to as many residents and businesses as possible in rural areas, in partnership with:

Superfast West Yorkshire continues to be rolled out across the Kirklees district in phases.

More information about rural broadband

Visit Superfast West Yorkshire