151 towns and villages in Wales to get high speed broadband …
Published30th, September 2013
In the next 18 months another 206,000 Welsh homes and businesses will be given access to broadband speeds of up to 80 Mbps. They will join an extra 120 communities in Wales that are either already live or due to be switched on as part of the Superfast Cymru plan, by then end of spring next year.
When the two phases of the project are combined 480,000 premises will be reached, meaning roughly 75% of the country should have access to the high speed connection.
The Superfast Cymru project is the result of a partnership between the Welsh Goverment and BT, with the aim of taking fibre broadband to 96% of homes and businesses in Wales by the spring of 2016
Ed Hunt, Bt programme director for Superfast Cymru, said:
We are making great progress, passing on average more than 5,000 premises a week with fibre broadband between now and the end of March 2015. Through this programme we expect to reach close to half a million by spring 2015 with a year still to go.
That s a third of all homes and businesses in Wales, and three quarters when combined with BT s own commercial roll-out.
We know how important it is that as many people as possible can take advantage of fibre broadband.
Through BT s own commercial roll-out and now with Superfast Cymru we are taking world class speeds the length and breadth of Wales to some of the more rural as well as urban areas.
The new communities announced today are predominantly in Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Wrexham.
Anyone looking for information about the latest broadband roll out can visit the projects newly updated website at www.superfast-cymru.com 1