A recent press release by the Government stated that superfast broadband was now available to more than 19 out of 20 UK homes and business.
What about Wales?
According to the report, Wales experienced a rapid increase in access to superfast broadband – from 29.4% of homes and businesses in 2010 to 94.2% by December 2017.
The Government’s ongoing rollout is still reaching thousands more homes and businesses every week. Superfast speeds have already delivered an £8.9 billion sales boost to local economies. It follows the UK Government’s manifesto commitment to extend superfast broadband to 95% of the UK by the end of 2017.Minister for the UK Government in Wales Stuart Andrew said:
“Providing access to reliable, high speed broadband is probably the single most important thing we can do to ensure the sustainability of our rural communities and businesses and as such it is fantastic to hear that Wales has reached 94% for superfast broadband coverage.”
“Wales had a much bigger gap to close than England and so it’s really positive news that they’ve made such giant steps in closing the digital divide, particularly given the very challenging topography in Wales.”
“We know there is more to be done, but today’s announcement marks another significant leap forward in the UK Government’s efforts to ensure Wales has a broadband network fit for the digital age.”
Airefibre and Ultra-fast Broadband
We are committed to help drive fast internet access for all in Wales. Whilst we are still covering Cardiff and the surrounding area at this present moment, our engineers are working closely with partners, councils, landowners and others to start broadcasting ultra-fast broadband to rural areas.
We also recently partnered up with the Radisson Blu in the centre of Cardiff, meaning our transmitters are now on top of their 63 Metre tower, giving us a wider reach not only in the city but also in a 30 mile radius.
Our technology is different in the way that we can beam high speed internet direct to your premises at speeds of up to 200 Mbps download and upload, compared to the standard connection which is up to 30 Mbps. We’re a Welsh business leading a technology revolution in Wales. Let’s work together.
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