Boadband rollout progress for Wales

Tuesday, February 24th 2015
Significant progress in the rollout of improved broadband access is taking place across Wales.
Boadband rollout progress for Wales
The Wales Office published figures earlier this month highlighting the significant progress that has been made in delivering next-generation broadband services across the country.

According to official figures, 299,876 properties in Wales are now able to access faster download and upload speeds as a result of ongoing broadband rollout plans - the equivalent of four out of five homes and businesses.

Meanwhile, the government has now also set out plans to bolster services in the years ahead, with a focus on securing improved connectivity for the remaining five per cent of areas not presently covered by broadband rollout programmes.

At present, around 80 per cent of the nation has already seen installation work completed for improved broadband access, with around 40,000 additional properties being added to local broadband networks every week.

Wales Office Minister Alun Cairns commented: "Superfast broadband helps businesses to work effectively. Reaching this milestone shows the huge transformation in our digital landscape and how determined we are to get as many people as possible online."

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