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Superfast broadband in Wales boosted by public funding

Public funding for superfast broadband has helped put Wales ahead of Scotland and Northern Ireland in take-up, according to the regulator Ofcom.

With 79% of premises covered, Wales now has 77% take-up of faster internet services, compared to 71% in Scotland and 69% in Northern Ireland.

Rhodri Williams, Ofcom director for Wales, told BBC Radio Wales the nation lagged behind the rest of the UK until the launch of the Superfast Cymru.

The roll-out plan was backed by European Union, UK and Welsh government funding.

  • 06 Aug 2015
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