closedownarrowlogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
Other 2 news

Deputy first minister in the Welsh Assembly Ieuan Wyn Jones has pledged a commitment to providing high-speed broadband for remote countryside areas.

He stated that the government was involved in discussions with communications providers to ensure that everyone had access to a high-speed internet connection.

Mr Jones' comments followed expressions of doubt about the claim that 99.4 per cent of people living in Wales could get broadband access, the Press Association reports.

Mid and west Wales assembly member Nerys Evans said: "There are a number of examples of whole villages ... where research has shown that the lack of a broadband connection is having a great economic impact."

The news follows a recent announcement by the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) stating that rural broadband access issues were not being adequately resolved by government bodies and internet service providers.

CLA president Henry Aubrey-Fletcher recommended high-level talks to help rectify the problem, as a growing number of rural businesses were being jeopardised because of a lack of broadband access.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • Sandy Birch 6 hours ago BT Vision customers to get free... There are 2 links offered on the invitation letter to get a new YouView+ upgrade. bt.com/btswap does...
  • Dilson Von Belper 2 days ago BT Smart Hub review I agree ..but I called BT and had such a fight, many calls back and forward to India and South Shields ,...
  • Melanie Jane Shields-Appleton 2 days ago Ofcom unveils plan to bring... Hi David, I moved a 3 year old house on the 5th April, I was assured by BT I would get fibre but once I...

Search news