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The Welsh Assembly Government is to prioritise the rollout of super-fast broadband in Powys, it has been reported.

Funds from the £425 million Next Generation Broadband Wales project will be used to improve connectivity in the Powys Local Growth Zone.

This means that once similar investment has been targeted at Wales' seven enterprise zones, Powys - the English border county - will be next in line for a cash injection.

Edwina Hart, the Welsh Business Minister, said a super-fast broadband trial in Llandrindod will help establish how connectivity can be improved in the region.

"It will give us a valuable insight into what we can achieve in our rural market towns," she said.

Ms Hart said this pilot needs to get up and running "immediately", in order that broadband speeds can be improved in Powys as soon as possible.

The Next Generation Broadband Wales project is designed to ensure premises across Wales have access to next-generation broadband by the end of 2015.

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