BT engaged in helping Falkirk's small businesses

Telecommunications giant British Telecom (BT) has launched a bursary which will give up to 1000 new business start-ups six months free fibre broadband.

By James Trimble
Saturday, 3rd October 2020, 12:01 pm

Part of BT’s recently announced Small Business Support Scheme, the bursary includes Halo for business – the UK’s best converged connectivity plan which gives micro-businesses three powerful connections in one.

Falkirk start-ups and entrepreneurs can apply for one of the 1000 bursaries being offered.

This financial head start includes superfast fibre broadband, digital phone line and mobile bundles, including its Halo for business product, and everything will be provided completely free of charge for the first six months on a 24-month contract.

BT is over bursaries to 1000 small start-up firms which will give them free broadband for six months

BT Enterprise managing director Pete Oliver said: “BT has a proud history of backing the UK start-up sector, for example by helping to incubate companies at its tech cluster in Adastral Park, Ipswich.

“Start-ups will be critical in kick-starting the economy as the country gradually recovers from the impact of the pandemic. We want to do our bit by easing the financial burden on these fledgling companies by giving 1,000 of them free high-speed connectivity for the first six months.

“It’s just one example of how our Small Business Support scheme is helping start-ups, sole traders, micro businesses and more established firms to bounce back – from faster connections and digital payments to support around mentoring, digital skills and marketing tools.”

To qualify, customers will need to have set up their company after October 1 last year and will need to be taking a BT business broadband service for the first time.

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