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A consultancy practice believes tree coverage is one of the major constraints holding back broadband coverage in Wales.

According to wispa Limited's Chief Operating Officer Richard Brown, broadband is much easier to deploy in less forested areas.

He said it may be necessary to undertake some deforestation in Montgomeryshire in order to overcome the challenges faced by broadband providers.

"At wispa Limited, we are hardly alone in being so frustrated by the apparent indifference that the Welsh government has displayed in solving the rural broadband issue in Wales," Mr Brown stated. 

"Next Generation Broadband Wales is essentially the diversionary tactic of a government that is either not interested or thinks it is too difficult a problem to fix."

The Federation of Small Businesses in Wales has continued to campaign in recent years for better broadband coverage in the principality.

According to the lobby group, a lack of access to high-speed broadband is holding back many companies in the Welsh countryside, and the economy as a whole.

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