GRANTS of up to £3,000 will soon be available for Hillingdon businesses looking to upgrade to faster broadband.

Funding will be allocated to small- and medium-sized firms on a first-come first-served basis from March.

Firms will be able to use vouchers to pay suppliers to install the service.

Applications for the scheme, which is being run by the Greater London Authority, on behalf of the Mayor of London, can be made at