*** The Mobile Boost scheme has secured some additional funding from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership – see link to news release below. CDS are planning to re-open the scheme to applications on Monday 8 January 2024 (date tbc). Please note that applications cannot made before that date, and if you try to apply a 404 error message will appear. ***
The Connecting Devon and Somerset Mobile Boost Scheme has been designed to help small businesses and households who currently have good outdoor but poor indoor mobile coverage.
The programme, which is being funded through the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HotSWLEP) Growth Deal, aims to upgrade indoor 4G coverage within businesses and homes in order to improve connectivity and the ability to make voice calls. The programme focuses on small business connections and targets those premises which have no adequate 4G indoor coverage from any operator or only one operator.
The programme allows businesses and households to apply for a voucher of up to £1,200 towards the cost of one of a number of mobile signal booster options from a registered scheme supplier. The value of the voucher will be dependent on the type of technology most suitable for the premises in question. Businesses and residents will be required to make a contribution which, depending on the option chosen, will range from £250 for installation to a monthly fee for a SIM card (averaging circa £30 per month). Your supplier will be able to advise on the most appropriate option.
Businesses and residents in Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth can apply for the scheme. They will need to complete the form below self-certifying that they cannot receive an adequate indoor 4G mobile signal. Upon application, a voucher code will be emailed to the applicant which can be used with one of the registered scheme suppliers/installers.
It is down to the applicant to research which of the suppliers can install in their area, contacting the supplier directly to redeem the voucher and arrange to have the equipment installed at the premises.
Premises will need good outdoor mobile coverage to benefit from the technology offered through the scheme. If you are unsure whether your premises has good outdoor 4G coverage please speak to your chosen supplier from the supplier list.