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People living in Cardigan, west Wales, claim they are suffering with some of the slowest broadband speeds in the UK.

Local businesses and residents have launched a new campaign to get the town equipped with improved broadband access, reports the Tivy-side Advertiser.

The Cardigan Chamber of Commerce claims that businesses are suffering and have been left unable to compete with rivals due to the slow broadband speeds which they can access.

Local BT exchanges in Carmarthen, Aberystwyth and Haverfordwest are due for upgrades in the next 12 months, however Cardigan has not been included in those plans.

Mark Williams, local MP for Cardigan, said it is "wholly unfair" that the town is "being overlooked" for broadband improvement.

He added: "This is completely unacceptable and I have written to BT demanding that they upgrade Cardigan's exchange so that our local businesses have every opportunity to thrive in what are already difficult economic times."

The Daily Post recently reported that businesses in north Wales are rushing to sign up for a new fibre-optic broadband network from FibreSpeed.

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