Superfast broadband for 95% of UK
More homes and businesses in Wales have been reached by the nationwide rollout of superfast broadband, according to official figures which show that 482,000 properties are now covered.
The rollout is delivering superfast access – internet speeds greater than 24 Mbps – to those not covered by existing commercial networks and is on track to take superfast access to 95% of the UK by 2017. More than four out of five UK premises already have access to superfast speeds, and an additional 40,000 homes and businesses are reached every week.
Today’s announcement follows news last week that BT will make up to £129 million available to extend the Government led roll-out of superfast broadband across the UK.