We want everyone to be able to access superfast broadband.
Our Superfast Cymru project transformed the digital landscape of Wales with the vast majority of premises across the country now able to access a fast fibre broadband service. We delivered this in partnership with BT with a public sector investment of more than £200m. This included funding from the European Regional Development Fund.
Superfast Cymru provided almost 733,000 premises across Wales with access to fast fibre broadband and, as a result of this work, superfast broadband coverage has more than doubled in Wales. We intervened where the private sector had no plans to do so. This means that none of these premises would have received access to fast fibre broadband without Superfast Cymru.
There remain properties without access to fast broadband which the private sector has no plans to address. As part of our efforts to help reach these properties we are working with Openreach to rollout superfast broadband to a further 26,000 premises across Wales.
There is no one size fits all solution for the remaining properties and the new rollout is just one part of a range of measures.
We have already delivered high speed wireless broadband to numerous business parks and industrial estates and have a number of grant schemes and projects that support individuals, businesses and communities to find innovative solutions to connectivity.