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151 New Areas in Wales UK to Get Hybrid Fibre Broadband by Spring 2015

Monday, September 30th, 2013 (1:40 pm) - Score 4,556
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The Welsh Government has today announced that another 151 towns and villages in Wales will get access to BT’s fibre broadband (FTTC/P) network by spring 2015 (covering 206,000 premises). The new areas join 120 communities that have already been announced (here) for upgrades by spring 2014.

Combined both the first (2013/4) and second (2015) phases should reach 480,000 premises and thus extend the overall availability of FTTC/P services to “around” 75% of Welsh homes and business.

The state aid supported Superfast Cymru project ultimately aims to make broadband speeds of up to 80Mbps available to 96% of Welsh premises by the end of spring 2016 (though we don’t know how many will actually get speeds of 25Mbps+).

Ed Hunt, BT Programme Director for Superfast Cymru, said:

We are making great progress, passing on average more than 5,000 premises a week with fibre broadband between now and the end of March 2015. Through this programme we expect to reach close to half a million by spring 2015 with a year still to go. That’s a third of all homes and businesses in Wales, and three quarters when combined with BT’s own commercial roll-out.”

The new communities announced today are predominantly in Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Wrexham.

Communities Scheduled to be Enabled by the end of March 2015

Caerphilly: Cross Keys, Machen, Nelson, Rhymney, Risca, Senghenydd, Ynysddu

Cardiff: Radyr

Carmarthenshire: Amman Valley, Carmarthen, Hebron, Llanbydder, Maesycrugiau, Pencader, Pumpsaint, Upper Cwmtwrch, Velindre

Conwy: Cerrigydrudion, Llanfairfechan

Ceredigion: Aberaeron, Aeron, Aberporth, Borth, Bow Street, Bronant, Capel Bangor, Cardigan, Crosswood, Cwrtnewydd, Lampeter, Llanarth, Llandyssul, Llangybi, Llanilar, Llanon, Llechryd, Nebo, Newcastle Emlyn, New Quay, Ponterwyd, Ponthrydygroes, Pontrhydfendigaid, Pontshaen, Talybont, Tregaron

Denbighshire: Bodfari, Bryneglwys, Cyffylliog, Denbigh, Dyserth, Glyndwr, Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Llandegla, Llandrillo, Llandyrnog, Llangollen, Llanynys, Maerdy, Rhuddlan, Ruthin, St Asaph, Trefnant

Flintshire: Caerwys, Halkyn, Kinnerton, Llanferres,

Gwynedd: Bontddu, Ganllwyd, Tudweiliog

Neath Port Talbot: Crynant, Cymmer, Glantawe, Glynneath, Pontardawe, Resolven, Seven Sisters, Skewen

Monmouthshire: Gilwern, , Magor, Nantyderry, Tredunnock Usk

Pembrokeshire: Boncath, Crosswell, Crymych, Dinas Cross, Llwyndrain, Moylegrove, Newport,

Powys: Abercrave, Abermule, Berriew, Brecon, Builth Wells, Bwlch, Caersws, Carno, Castle Caereinion, Church Stoke, Crickhowell, Erwood, Forden, Guilsfield, Hay-on-Wye, Hundred House, Gladestry, Kerry, Kington, Knighton, Llanbrynmair, Llanfair Caereinion, Llandrindod Wells, Llangamarch Wells, Llangurig, Llanfrynach, Llanfyllin, Llangorse, Llanidloes, Llanymynech, Newtown, Llanrhaeadr, Llansantffraid, Llanwrtyd Wells, Merthyr Cynog, Montgomery, Newbridge-on-Wye, Penybont, New Radnor, Pennant, Presteigne, Rhayader, Sennybridge, Talgarth, Talybont-on-Usk, Trefeglwys, Tregynon, Trewern, Welshpool

Swansea: Llangennith

Torfaen: Blaenavon, Talywain

Wrexham: Bangor-on-Dee, Chirk, Dutton Diffeth, Glyn Ceiriog, Hanmer, Overton-on-Dee, Redbrook Maelor, Rossett, Rhosllanerchrugog, Ruabon

Leave a Comment
2 Responses
  1. Avatar Kyle

    All I can say is ‘don’t hold your breath’. Unless the majority of these upgrades are FTTP, the residents in many of these towns/villages are going to be no better off with FTTC, given the sparse density population.

  2. Avatar Jonny

    No Cwmaman again I see. I’ll be on old man by the time they pull there fingers out and find a place for my roads cabinet.

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