Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
Connection news

The Welsh Government is seeking feedback from homes and businesses over the ongoing rollout of super-fast broadband.

With a recent review identifying which parts of Wales lack fibre coverage, it has launched a consultation on the Superfast Cymru initiative.

The executive wants to know about the type of broadband residents and companies currently receive, the speeds they have access to, and how this compares to their service expectations.

Through Superfast Cymru, the Welsh Government is aiming to ensure 96 per cent of premises in Wales have access to fibre broadband by 2016.

The programme specifically targets areas not covered by commercial fibre rollouts, in a bid to eliminate super-fast connectivity 'not-spots'.

Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, described Superfast Cymru as being "the most ambitious programme of its kind in the UK".

"[It is] providing faster broadband to a greater proportion of premises more quickly. Without this programme large parts of Wales would be without access to fast fibre broadband," he stated.

"Fast fibre broadband is important for businesses and households and we want to hear from people across Wales about their current experience and what speeds they are getting."

Mr Skates said the Welsh Government is investigating how to bring super-fast broadband to the "small proportion" of areas that will not be covered by the Superfast Cymru rollout.

"The Welsh Government is committed to seeking to ensure high-speed coverage across Wales," he added.

"Despite the huge and ambitious scale of Superfast Cymru, we are looking now at those few areas which would still not benefit from fast fibre coverage."

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

Search news