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80% Of Wales Now Has Access To Superfast Broadband


The ongoing roll-out of superfast broadband in Wales has now reached 80% coverage, research from an independent study has suggested.

Figures from thinkbroadband found that although one in five people still do not have access to broadband speeds of 30 Mbps or faster, the latest figure was still ahead of the 69% recorded at the start of 2015.

It is the latest sign of progress in the rollout, which began shortly after the Superfast Cymru contract was signed back in 2012.

At the time, experts outlined an ambitious target of 96% fibre-based broadband coverage by the end of 2015.

While current coverage has edged towards that target, it is by no means consistent across the whole country.