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22nd February, 2013 (14 Comments)

The Welsh Government has today announced the first 8 locations to benefit from its part publicly funded £425m roll-out of superfast broadband ISP services across Wales (UK), which initially aims to make internet download speeds of up to 80Mbps available to 96% of Welsh premises by the end of 2015.

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20th February, 2013 (3 Comments)

The Welsh Government’s semi-popular £4m Broadband Support Scheme, which provided cash grants worth up to £1,000 to help those living in the most digitally isolated parts of Wales (UK) gain access to faster internet services, will come to a close on 31st March 2013.

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28th January, 2013 (11 Comments)

The remote rural villages of Llangedwyn and Llanfechain in Powys (Wales, UK) now have access to wireless broadband download speeds of up to 100Mbps (Megabits per second), which is all thanks to a new and curiously marketed “fibre over the air” service from local ISP eXwavia.

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25th January, 2013 (8 Comments)

Apparently not everybody is as happy about the £425m scheme to roll-out superfast broadband services to 96% of premises in Wales (UK) as the Welsh Government. So much so that one individual has now taken it upon themselves to do a mildly entertaining tongue-firmly-in-cheek version of the projects official website.

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20th January, 2013 (7 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) has now “officially started work” on the national roll-out of its £425m scheme to make superfast broadband speeds of at least 30Mbps (Megabits per second) available to 96% of homes and businesses in Wales (United Kingdom) by the end of 2015. But many details remain unknown.

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15th January, 2013 (1 Comment)

The Welsh Government (WG) has this week committed £39 million (Learning in Digital Wales Grant) to ensure that its Schools will all have access to “world-class broadband services” by 2014.

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21st December, 2012 (3 Comments)

Welshpool-based ISP eXwavia has announced plans to expand the reach of its existing superfast wireless broadband network to cover over 27,000 households and 3,000 businesses in Powys (Wales, United Kingdom) by the end of January 2013.

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19th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has issued a generally flat response to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee, which in September 2012 released a report that criticised the broadband strategy in Wales for being “behind schedule” and called for the new networks to be “implemented without delay“.

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14th November, 2012 (3 Comments)

Welshpool-based ISP eXwavia has announced that the large rural communities of Llanrug and Bethel in Gwynedd (Wales) can now benefit from wireless superfast broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps (Megabits per second).

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14th November, 2012 (3 Comments)

Wispa Limited, an outspoken group of consultants who believe Wales (UK) deserves better broadband, has today launched a new UK focused talent pool (ALLc) that has been designed to help “customers” (councils, private companies, community groups etc.) find the skills and information they need to build better rural networks.

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8th November, 2012 (4 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) has announced that its £425m Next Generation Broadband Wales project will prioritise faster internet connectivity to the Powys Local Growth Zone (PLGZ), albeit only after the country’s seven Enterprise Zones have received similar treatment.

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3rd October, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Welsh Government has today announced a further £20m to help the existing investment of £425m deliver faster broadband ISP services, which will initially see 96% of homes and businesses in Wales being given access to download speeds of up to 80Mbps (FTTC) by the end of 2015.

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17th September, 2012 (1 Comment)

The Welsh Affairs Select Committee has today published the result of its investigation into the woeful coverage of broadband services in Wales. The inquiry warned that “too much focus” had been placed on the roll-out of “super-fast” services and that this came at the expense of 90,000 homes in Wales that still have no broadband access.

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31st August, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Senior Network Support Officer for Powys County Council (PCC) in Wales, Mark Baylis, has launched the Radnor Broadband Campaign to help bring faster wireless internet (wifi) connectivity to digitally isolated parts of rural Radnorshire.

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8th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Monty Broadband campaign, which aims to bring faster internet access services into Montgomeryshire (Maldwyn) in northern Wales (UK), has today won vital support from the Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) and National Farming Union Cymru (NFUC).

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19th July, 2012 (28 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) has today surprised nobody by awarding its £425m contract for the Next Generation Broadband Wales tender to BT. But of course it would as the telecoms giant has been the only bidder since January 2012 (here) when rival Fujitsu UK “voluntarily” withdrew due to the “risk levels“.

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13th July, 2012 (7 Comments)

Welsh Assembly Member, Russell George (Conservative), has launched a new campaign to help bring faster broadband to Montgomeryshire (Maldwyn) in north Wales (UK). As part of this effort he wants locals to help him identify broadband “Not Spots” by undertaking an area-wide speed test over 18-19th August.

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