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A new broadband pilot scheme may help to narrow the digital divide in one of the remotest areas of north Wales.

Fibre-optic and wireless technology is to be tested on 300 homes in Anglesey as the i3 Group aims to bring faster broadband speeds to the island.

Aberffraw, Llanfair-yn-Neubwll and Bryngwran have been selected to participate in the trial, which is geared at providing broadband services in current 'not spots'.

The solution, known as Fibrezone, will be tested on Anglesey by Carrier Wales after a secure 4G radio spectrum licence was secured.

John Prescott, Director of Carrier Wales said the firm was pleased to be "playing a role in the development of a true rural broadband solution".

"For too long we have been unable to deliver reliable services to the residents and businesses in North Wales, if at all, because the infrastructure simply isn't here," he stated.

"The prospect of a rollout following this trial will revolutionise communications in North Wales."

Should the trial prove a success, the i3 network could soon support broadband speeds offering download speeds of up to 10Mb. 

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