Government announces extra funds for roll out of superfast broadband in Wales

February 28, 2014 2:25 PM

City Hall

Cardiff Central's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott and South Wales Central regional Assembly Member Eluned Parrott have welcomed an extra £12 million to the National Assembly from the Westminster Government for broadband. This money is for the roll out of Superfast Cymru, a programme which is set to give 96% of homes in Wales access to broadband by 2016.

Commenting on the news, Jenny Willott MP said:

'The total investment into the roll out of broadband in Wales by the Coalition government is now £69 million.

'I am especially pleased that Wales is receiving an above Barnet formula share of the money. This shows that Westminster is serious about investing in Wales.'

Regional Assembly Member Eluned Parrott added:

'Ofcom concluded in a Report last year that Wales has the worst access to superfast broadband in the UK. Wales cannot hope to compete economically without the right tools for the digital age.

'This is great news for Wales as a whole and especially parts of Cardiff that have had to suffer from poor internet services for far too long.'

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