Welsh residents complain about broadband speeds

Monday, April 28th 2014
Residents in a rural village in north Wales have complained about their poor internet speeds.
Welsh residents complain about broadband speeds
Residents in the Welsh village of Erw Fawr, in Conwy, north Wales, have complained to the media about their poor internet speeds.

Raphael Callaghan, who lives in the hamlet, told the BBC that his internet connection is a "joke" and that it was impossible to get anything productive done online because of the lack of infrastructure in the area.

"It is absolutely ridiculous. You read about all these places getting this high speed broadband - all we want is a decent speed - that's all we want," Mr Callaghan said.

However, a Welsh government spokesperson played down the issue and said that Erw Fawr is included in its rollout plans for fibre optic broadband, meaning residents in the area may soon be able to access download speeds of more than 20Mbps.

Erw Fawr is located in the Snowdonia National Park area of Wales and is surrounded by mountainous terrain.

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