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Superfast Cymru breaks the half a million barrier

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More than half a million premises in Wales are now able to access superfast broadband thanks to Superfast Cymru, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology Julie James announced today.
Wednesday 30 September 2015

Wales already leads the way among the UK’s devolved nations with the availability of superfast broadband, with 79 per cent of premises now able to access it when Superfast Cymru and the roll out by commercial companies are combined. 

Superfast Cymru is the partnership between the Welsh Government, BT, UK Government and European Regional Development fund which brings faster broadband to areas which would not otherwise receive it.

Latest figures show that 504,352 premises can access superfast broadband in Wales as a result of Superfast Cymru.

Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology Julie James said:

“Breaking the half a million barrier is a significant milestone for Superfast Cymru.  That’s over half a million premises in Wales which would otherwise not have access to faster broadband without the intervention of Superfast Cymru.

“The way we do business today and the way we live our lives means fast and reliable internet connections are vital.  That’s why the Welsh Government has invested in Superfast Cymru, ensuring Wales is one of the most connected countries in Europe.  

“This is a great day for Superfast Cymru, but the work is far from over.  It is a challenging programme and BT engineers are continuing to work day in day out to bring superfast broadband to communities across Wales.”

Funding has been provided by the Welsh Government, the UK Government and the European Regional Development Fund, with BT contributing a further funding to deliver fibre across Wales through its commercial rollout.  

Households and businesses which want to take advantage of the benefits of fast fibre broadband should contact an internet service provider (ISP) of their choice and place an order.  




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