Superfast Cymru project confirms Vale to benefit from superfast …

May 25, 2013


Alun Cairns MP has welcomed the announcement this week that the Superfast Broadband programme for Wales work has included Vale communities in the first part of the roll-out of the broadband scheme.

The Superfast Cymru project has announced that in addition to the superfast service already provided in Barry, Llantwit Major and Bridgend, six exchanges in the Vale will be enabled as part of the project by the end of the first year of the programme.

The Vale MP understands that the following exchanges will have been enabled by 31st March 2014: Cowbridge, Dinas Powys, Peterstone-Super-Ely, Rhoose, St Athan, Penarth and Sully. This means that around 4,500 properties will have access to superfast broadband by 31/3/14.

The Superfast Cymru project will continue to work in the Vale during 2014 through to 2016 when the project will be completed. BT Openreach s work in surveying the areas across the Vale continues and information on the developments will be released every quarter. This information can be found online at which also has a postcode checker service for superfast broadband plans.

Mr Cairns said:

The Vale of Glamorgan is on track to get the superfast broadband it needs to help deliver jobs and boost growth after the 56 million being made available by the UK Government has been approved by the EU to roll out high speed broadband across rural areas.

The announcement this week that several exchanges in the Vale will be completed by the end of March 2014 is great news.

I hosted a briefing session in Westminster earlier this year for all Welsh MPs for BT to outline the project, its scope and timelines.

I m pleased that the Welsh Government and its contractor BT Openreach will now make sure that the rural Vale gets the infrastructure to match its aspiration, providing local people and local businesses with the tools they need to get on and prosper.

For the last two years I have been campaigning for better broadband service for residents and businesses across the Vale.

Barry, Llantwit Major and Colwinston now have fibre-optic broadband and I will be pushing to make sure that Wenvoe and other villages of the rural Vale will be included in the areas to benefit from this further investment in the near future.

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