29th September 2021

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Kidwelly to benefit from full fibre broadband upgrade

THE majority of homes in Kidwelly are set to benefit from a significant upgrade to their broadband.

Openreach has outlined plans to build ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre Broadband to another 415,000 homes and businesses across some of Wales’ hardest to serve rural communities.

Connie Dixon, Openreach’s regional director for Wales, said: “Building a new Ultrafast broadband network across Wales is a massive challenge and some parts of the country will inevitably require public funding. But our expanded build plan means taxpayer subsidies can be limited to only the hardest to connect homes and businesses.

“We’ll publish further location details and timescales on our website as the detailed surveys and planning are completed and the build progresses. In the meantime, don’t forget that you can also check what’s already available which includes the thousands of homes and businesses across Wales that can already access Full Fibre.”

Welcoming the announcement, Lee Waters, Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Climate Change, said: “Fast, reliable broadband is more important than ever, so seeing more homes and businesses set to be connected in Kidwelly is definitely welcome.”

“Through our Superfast Cymru programme we stepped in with a £200m public sector investment to bring superfast broadband coverage across Wales up to 95%, despite broadband not being devolved. With the roll-out of even faster, gigabit broadband already gathering pace we continue to work with Openreach to use public funding to support properties in some of the hardest to reach parts of Wales.

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“Broadband is a key utility and we’ll continue to support all efforts to boost connections the length of breadth of Wales.”

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