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10.01.14

Superfast Cymru reaches 100,000 homes

Faster broadband has been rolled out to 100,000 homes and businesses in Wales through the Superfast Cymru programme.

The Welsh government aims to deliver fast fibre broadband to 96% of the population by 2016, with the majority of the country able to access 30Mbps. Delivered in partnership with BT, the scheme will bring major economic benefits to Wales.

The Deputy Minister said: “Thanks to Superfast Cymru, 100,000 homes and businesses across Wales are now able to access a fast and reliable broadband connection. This is a major milestone for the programme and shows that we are well on our way to meeting our 2016 target.

“Fast fibre broadband is now an essential part of everyday life. For businesses, in particular, access to a fast fibre broadband connection could make a huge difference when it comes to profit and productivity. That is why Superfast Cymru is such an ambitious and far–reaching programme; there is no reason why a business in one part of Wales should not be able to access the same level of service as a business in another part of Wales

“North Wales as a whole has been a major beneficiary of Superfast Cymru and I’m delighted to be in Gwynedd to see the results of the programme’s excellent progress”

Director of Snowdonia Design and Print Ltd, Jim Mowatt said: “We have not had fibre broadband for very long but it is starting to make a real difference already. Not only are we able to download large print files more quickly but it also enables us to easily download specific elements of key software as and when we need it. This saves us time and improves our productivity.”

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