Welsh govt highlights broadband achievements

Wednesday, June 5th 2013
Around £400 million has been invested in Welsh broadband improvements over the last year, the Welsh government has noted.
Welsh govt highlights broadband achievements
The Welsh government has pointed to the country's ambitious broadband plans as a sign that it is delivering "concrete outputs" in key areas.

In its second annual report allowing the public to examine efforts towards delivering on its Programme for Government, the administration flagged up 340 performance indicators and 547 updates on actions.

Among its commitments is the improvement of broadband coverage - a promise it intends to meet through the Superfast Cymru partnership with BT, which aims to bring fibre optic connectivity within reach of 96 per cent of Welsh homes and businesses.

Some £400 million has been invested in high-speed broadband over the past year with support from the European Regional Development Fund, the report pointed out.

Speaking to the Senedd, Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones said the publication gives Welsh citizens "everything they need" to scrutinise the government's progress.

"The evidence relates to concrete outputs in areas that really matter to people," he was quoted by the Daily Post as saying.

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