‘UK Government Assures more North Wales Communities Benefit from Superfast Broadband’

FibreAssembly Member Mark Isherwood has welcomed the fact that additional UK Government money has assured that more communities in North Wales are set to benefit from the latest roll-out of high speed broadband.

It has been announced that 66 more communities across 10 local authorities in Wales, including Conwy, will get high speed fibre broadband by summer 2015 as part of the Superfast Cymru roll-out.

These areas will join those where the roll-out is already progressing well such as in areas of Gwynedd, Anglesey, Flintshire and Blaenau Gwent.

Mr Isherwood, Assembly Member for North Wales said:

“”I am delighted that more homes and businesses in North Wales will soon be able to enjoy the benefits that faster broadband can bring.

“Superfast Cymru was triggered when the Prime Minister announced £57 million of UK Government seed funding in the Assembly Chamber, leveraging in £425 million.

“In February, the UK Government announced an additional £12 million in the Superfast Cymru project for local projects, particularly in rural areas, where speed remains a key issue. Too many people living in remote and rural areas are unable to take advantage of the digital economy, with 42% of mobile users having experienced no signal or reception on their phone. The UK Government is working hard to ensure this changes and that those living in rural areas are not disadvantaged.”

Mr Isherwood added: “More than ever, high speed communications are crucial in the fast-moving and changing world that we work and live in and I look forward to the benefits this faster broadband will bring to my constituents.”

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