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Take-up of fibre services rolled out under the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme have been revealed, with the statistics showing significant progress among established cabinets.

The data, obtained under a Freedom of Information request, shows the extent of delivery in Wales so far, and the percentage take-up of superfast broadband where green cabinets have been upgraded with fibre-optic cable.

The analysis covers the first three quarters of 2014 - January, February and March (Q1); April, May and June 2014 (Q2); and July, August and September 2014 (Q3), and shows that overall take-up has risen from 9.48% to 10.32% to 11.98% across the year.

Although this is still some way below the 50% take-up threshold - at which point the amount of money being pumped back into the scheme could be reinvested in further broadband projects - it shows that progress is well on course.

In many cases, projects have only been up and running for a year or less, with some only recently beginning, but if the trend continues, 20% take-up may be a feasible possibility by the end of 2015 in Wales, paving the way for similar progress across the wider UK.

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