Gigabit Fibre Leased Line

Connectivity

Full fibre networks are the future and getting ready for a gigabit speed is a key step for most businesses.

The UK government has launched a new nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS), which is funded by a pot of £67m and aims to provide vouchers worth up to £3000 for businesses (SME’s) to help with the costs of connecting to “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband.

Orbital have been accepted following application as a supplier for the scheme.

If you have been considering a Fibre Leased Line capable of a minimum of 100Mb symmetrical speeds, then now is the time to take advantage utilising the government funded scheme.

Better than business broadband, Fibre Leased Lines are installed on a dedicated Fibre line meaning you don’t share your connection with anyone else, and as a result wont experience the fluctuating speeds you find with other contended services.

A Leased Line is Fibre delivered to your premises directly from your nearest exchange, no cabinets or copper cables. This also means they are the least likely to be interrupted by human intervention, i.e. someone driving into a cabinet!

A dedicated business Fibre line results in less risk of downtime from hacks and security breaches.

This scheme allows for speeds ranging from 100Mb to 1Gb.

Available Packages

  • 100Mb/100Mb

  • Free Installation
  • Monthly Rental from £299
  • Free Managed Router
  • Optional Backup Connection
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  • 100Mb/1Gb

  • Free Installation
  • Monthly Rental from £399
  • Free Managed Router
  • Optional Backup Connection
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*These offers are subject to acceptance of the connection voucher and survey.
If accepted the voucher may also contribute towards any excess construction charges.

Voucher Scheme Steps

  • 1.

    Order a gigabit capable connection from Orbital.

  • 2.

    We request the voucher on your behalf, the scheme will contact you to ensure you are happy to proceed.

  • 3.

    Orbital get to work on delivering your gigabit capable connection.

  • 4.

    Your connection is live!
    We advice the voucher scheme.

  • 5.

    The voucher scheme contacts you to check the connection is live and possibly a few further checks.

  • 6.

    The voucher is issued and you have a Fibre internet connection from Orbital.

Elegibility

The following eligibility criteria is set by the government scheme.

Who?

The Scheme is for small and medium size businesses across all those local areas taking part in the market test. More information about the formal definition of a SME can be found here. In summary an SME:

  • Has up to 249 Employees
  • A balance sheet of less than €43 million or a turn-over of less than €50 million
  • You must not have received more than the permitted amount of de minimis aid in the last 3 years. There’s more guidance on this in the Terms and Conditions

What?

Vouchers help support the capital costs of delivering a new gigabit capable connection to your business premises. If you already have a gigabit capable connection you are not eligible for a voucher. Your new connection must have a minimum speed of 100mbps and represent at least a doubling of speed compared to the service you have now.

When?

Vouchers are available now. We will stop issuing vouchers when the £2 million fund we have set up for the test phase has been allocated or by March 2019 – whichever is sooner.

How much?

Business vouchers are worth between £500 and £3,000. If your new connection costs less than £500, you will not be able to claim a voucher. If the cost of providing a connection is more than £3,000 then you can “top up”. We cannot pay any VAT or monthly charges. Other conditions apply – see Terms and Conditions for full details.

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Key features

  • 100% target availability
  • Free backup solution where available
  • Dedicated private line
  • Managed router
  • 24x7x365 proactive monitoring
  • 24x7x365 UK support line
  • Allocated account manager
  • Guaranteed speed and bandwidth availability
  • 4 hour response SLA
  • No filtering or blocking
  • No traffic shaping
  • No usage limits

Orbital Product

All Orbital Fibre Leased Lines are fully managed for your peace of mind and are provided with a managed failover router as standard. Pricing is fully inclusive so there are no hidden fees once your service is up and running.

If you are considering a leased line and don’t already have a VoIP Telephone system in place this is something we highly recommend. Combining a Leased Line with a VoIP internet telephone system can result in cost savings compared to your traditional ISDN telephone line and existing internet broadband provision.

Businesses using VoIP make an average yearly saving of £456.

BT will be switching off the traditional ISDN network in 2025 so it is certainly worth considering sooner rather than later.

To find out more about VoIP click here or contact us.

Why Orbital?

Orbital have been providing bespoke solutions to businesses since 1998. From humble beginnings Orbital is now providing services to hundreds of businesses across the UK and USA. This was achieved by maintaining our ethos of providing a professional, personal service to all our customers.

  • UK based support
  • Knowledgeable Staff
  • Family owned company
  • Operating for 20 years
  • Personal Service
  • 365x24x7 Support Line
  • Excellent SLA's
  • Allocated account manager for the duration of your contract