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"Reasonable progress" is being made on the Welsh rollout of super-fast broadband, it has been claimed.

A report from Huw Vaughan Thomas, the Auditor General for Wales, revealed that, at the end of 2014, the Superfast Cymru project had passed the halfway stage.

By the end of 2016, the Welsh Government is aiming to pass 700,000 premises with super-fast broadband.

Homes and businesses in rural parts of the country are being targeted in particular by the scheme, in a bid to improve connectivity and increase access to digital services.

Mr Thomas' report said a number of challenges remain for the project, and a number of difficult-to-connect areas remain in need of a network upgrade, reports the BBC.

It also pointed to some weaknesses in the project during the early stages.

However, the project said there are now "clear and appropriate arrangements in place" to ensure super-fast broadband is deployed effectively across rural Wales.

Back in February, BT revealed that more than one million households and businesses across Wales were able to connect to super-fast broadband.

The milestone was achieved through BT’s commercial fibre roll-out and Superfast Cymru.

Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales, said this was "a tremendous achievement" and showed the impact the scheme was having along with the commercial roll out.

He added: "Superfast Cymru is bringing fast fibre broadband to communities across Wales which would not otherwise receive it."

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