Accessing basic broadband
A new scheme has launched to help pay for the installation costs of satellite broadband following the Government's commitment to provide a minimum broadband download speed of 2 megabits per second (Mbps).
The initiative is being rolled out across the UK and residents (and businesses) in South Tyneside can now apply for upto £350 towards the hardware and installation costs to get connected.
Eligible applicants will need to pay the monthly charge after the broadband connection has been set up.
Find out if you are eligible
South Tyneside residents with speeds of 2Mbps or less, who are not included in any current fibre broadband plans may be eligible to apply for the scheme.
The local programme is being managed by Digital Durham, visit www.digitaldurham.org/better-broadband to find out if you are eligible.