Carisbrooke Way and surrounding streets have historically had poor broadband provision due to being at the furthest end of the area served by BT's Roath telephone exchange.
Now Openreach is rolling out the latest generation of fast broadband technology, known as Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), to the Roath exchange area which includes Penylan. However, it has decided to exclude Carisbrooke Way and the streets surrounding it, as well as the more modern houses on Llanedeyrn Road and the area around Oakwood Avenue.
FTTP can provide speeds of up to 1 Gbps – much faster than with the existing wiring – but the Carisbrooke Way area, part of Llanedeyrn Road and the Oakwood Avenue area are set to miss out. This is despite some of those streets currently having poor broadband provision by modern standards with the existing infrastructure.
Penylan's Liberal Democrat councillors have therefore launched a petition calling on Openreach to reverse its decision to exclude this part of Penylan. And we're also calling on the UK Government, the Welsh Government and Cardiff Council to take whatever action is necessary to ensure FTTP broadband is rolled out to this area.
If you agree with our campaign, please sign the petition below:
I/we, the undersigned, call on Openreach not to exclude the Carisbrooke Way area, part of Llanedeyrn Road and the Oakwood Avenue area from the on-going roll-out of Fibre to the Premises broadband within the Roath exchange area. We also call on the UK Government, the Welsh Government and Cardiff Council to take whatever action is necessary to ensure FTTP broadband is rolled out to this area.