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Superfast broadband 'to reach 96%' in Wales by 2016

Work upgrading every telephone exchange in Wales for superfast broadband will begin by September 2015.

Dozens more towns and villages are due to be connected by 2016, as many firms say they are still missing out.

The Welsh government says it is on target to see fast internet available for 96% of premises under its £425m Superfast Cymru venture with BT.

In June 2014 superfast broadband was available in 58% of premises in Wales, compared to 78% across the UK.

Ann Beynon, BT director for Wales, explained to BBC Radio Wales' Oliver Hides how a superfast broadband green box would be within 2km of every home.

She said it was a huge engineering project and the technology was still evolving.

  • 16 Oct 2014
  • From the section Wales
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