New figures show that gigabit broadband is now available for 70 per cent of homes and businesses across the UK, thanks to the UK Government’s £5 billion Project Gigabit, connecting rural towns and villages with lightning-fast broadband speeds.
Samuel Kurtz MS has welcomed the news that 53.92% of homes and businesses across Wales will now have access to rapid and reliable internet, but has stressed that more needs to be done to fill in broadband ‘not spots’.
Commenting, Senedd Member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Samuel Kurtz MS said:
“Superfast broadband is vital to helping our towns and villages across West Wales as for too long, hard-to-reach areas in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire have suffered from slow internet speeds.
“That’s why I’m pleased that the UK Government’s £5 billion Project Gigabit is making huge progress across the UK, with 20 million premises connected since 2019.
“But with only just over 50% of Wales’ homes and businesses connected to gigabit broadband, the foot must not come off the accelerator as all of Wales deserves fast, reliable internet.
“I will keep up the pressure on both the Welsh and UK governments to ensure the communities that I represent are not left behind when it comes to broadband access.”