Details of Welsh Government investment in Powys broadband confirmed


The Welsh Government has committed to spending over £9.2million to provide better broadband for around 10,000 houses by March 2021.

It is the next step in the successor project to Superfast Cymru. Lot two, covering an area including Powys, has been awarded to BT.

The details were confirmed in a written statement by the Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport on January 18th.

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, said:

“Problems with accessing broadband continues to be one of the most common reasons people get in touch with me. Earlier this month I wrote to the Minister seeking clarity on when the plans for Powys would be taken forward. It's so important that this funding leads to an improvement in broadband services, particularly in rural communities like ours.”

 

Further information

The full statement can be found here: https://beta.gov.wales/written-statement-update-fibre-broadband


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