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Businesses in north Wales are set to receive a major boost through the introduction of super-fast broadband to the region, a leading telecoms boss has claimed.

Nigel Stagg, Managing Director at leading broadband provider BT Business, said firms which have embraced technology during the recession have fared much better than their rivals.

With super-fast broadband, ADSL2+ and Ethernet on their way, the gap between the technology-privileged and deprived will continue to grow, he told the Daily Post.

Mr Stagg said there are now more than 700 BT Ethernet connection points in the UK, including those in Bangor, Conwy, Caernarfon and Wrexham.

Next-generation broadband in particular – set to offer speeds of up to 40Mb to Welsh businesses – are set to shape the business environment of the future, he suggested.

"Coupled with faster upload speeds, a factor increasingly critical to business, they will make an incredible difference to what firms will experience," Mr Stagg added.

FibreSpeed, which has a 200-mile fibre-optic broadband network across north Wales between Holyhead and Wrexham, recently told the news provider that initial take-up of the service had been encouraging.

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