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Research in 2014 for the UK Government identified that 50% of the public struggle to interact with local businesses who don’t have an online presence. Monmouthshire Business and Enterprise can provide support to local businesses to assist in maximising the benefits of being online, strengthening existing and accessing new markets.
The links on this page offer resources to businesses to support their journey of digital maturity by exploiting digital technologies and reaping the benefits of superfast broadband.
This will lead to increased:
Improving your business broadband
Depending on where your business is based, there are different ways of getting better broadband.
If you are not yet able to receive superfast broadband or if you want to upgrade your business connection to an ultrafast service (>100Mbps downstream, >30Mbps upstream) then you may be able to get connected via the Welsh Government’s Access Broadband Cymru or Ultrafast Connectivity voucher schemes.
The schemes provide grants to fund (or part-fund) the installation costs of new broadband connections for businesses in Wales. They do not include monthly rental costs.
New connections through this scheme must deliver a step change in speed – with at least double your current download speeds eg a current connection of 10Mbps must improve to at least 20Mbps.
There are three levels of funding available for businesses depending on the speed of the new connection:
Building on all the right ingredients the Council wishes to work in partnership with companies who share a common vision about making the County a key catalyst for digital advancement within the Cardiff Capital Region.
Explore current funding opportunities for Monmouthshire based Tech, Digital and Creative businesses which support growth and innovation.
Explore the companies that make up Monmouthshire's prosperous and growing Tech, Digital and Creative Economy.
Monmouthshire's diverse Start Up and Maturing Tech, Digital and Creative Companies have had good success in securing funding to support their growth, product development and the accessing of new markets.
Monmouthshire County Council was the first Local Authority in Wales to have an Open Data Policy and the Local Authority operates with an Open Government License.