Denbighshire to benefit from superfast broadband scheme

Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd Ann Jones has welcomed the news that Denbighshire will be one of the first local authorities to benefit from the Welsh Labour Government’s superfast broadband scheme roll-out.

Business Minister Edwina Hart announced that work is underway on the ‘Superfast Cymru’ scheme to deliver high speed fibre broadband the length and breadth of Wales.

In a statement to Assembly Members, the Business Minister said the government’s Superfast Cymru programme partner BT has now officially started work on the roll-out of the scheme followed detailed preparatory work.

In response, Ann Jones said:

“Under the Welsh Labour Government’s Superfast Cymru scheme, Denbighshire is set to be one of the first places in Wales to benefit from the programme.

“This will deliver significant uplift in performance and speed, ensuring Wales has access to superfast broadband to promote economic growth and sustainable jobs in Wales.”

The fibre broadband roll-out will start in 14 unitary authorities during 2013/14. They are Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea and Vale of Glamorgan.

Roll-out will be underway in all unitary authorities during 2014/15.

The new Superfast Cymru information website is set to go live shortly at: www.superfast-cymru.com.