Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
Connection news

Residents on Cwmbran's Llantarnam Road - an infamous broadband 'slow-spot' - will have to keep waiting for improved connectivity.

According to the South Wales Argus, there are no plans for a network upgrade until 2016, meaning consumers will be stuck with slow internet speeds.

Research conducted by uSwitch in April revealed that broadband subscribers living on Llantarnam Road had an average download speed of just 1.1Mb.

This compares to an average of 17.8Mb across the UK as a whole.

Network improvements are set to be carried out under the Superfast Cymru scheme, but not for in the immediate future.

A Welsh Government spokeswoman said: "Superfast Cymru provides fast fibre broadband connection in those areas not covered by a commercial roll-out.

“Llantarnam Road is linked to the Cwmbran exchange, which was fast fibre enabled under the BT commercial roll-out."

The representative explained that not every street cabinet was included in the BT fibre deployment, meaning some areas missed out on fibre services.

"Superfast Cymru will be going to the Cwmbran exchange to enable those areas not covered by the commercial roll-out starting in March 2015," they added.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

Search news