Rhydlewis Encouraged to Seize ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Ultrafast Broadband Opportunity

Openreach has announced it will be building new FTTP broadband to 1.9 million premises throughout Rural UK. These new premises are going to be based in 250 market towns, villages and rural areas in order for most people in the UK to receive a full fibre broadband by 2025. This regions impacted will be mainly across the East Midlands, South West, North East and Scotlands. These are some of the areas which receive subpar broadband. So far 13 locations in South West England and the East Midlands, 20 locations across Scotland and 10 locations in North East and Yorkshire have been released. The first places to receive this will be Rye in Sussex, Boston Spa in West Yorkshire, Market Harborough in Leicestershire, Pickmere in Cheshire, Isle of Portland in Dorset, Emneth in Norfolk, Ratby in Leicestershire, Rackheath in Norfolk, Lochgilphead in Argyll & Bute, Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders, Rothbury in Northumberland, Caxton and Madingley in Cambridgeshire and Marton in Warwickshire.

A project that consists of 30 rural Welsh communities with the ambitious plan of using UK Government broadband vouchers in order to bring future-proof, hyper fast broadband to the seaside village.

The residents of Rhydlewis are being asked to back the initiative, with the benefits being explained of embracing the technology. The scheme represents a unique opportunity for the local community to guarantee faster speeds and improved reliability that will keep them at the cutting edge of digital connectivity – FTTP/FTTH.

Collaboration was also pushed by Martin Williams, director of partnerships for Openreach in Wales who feels as if was crucial in carrying out the scheme and hopes that the community will also associate with the efforts made for Openreach to bring ultra fast broadband to these areas breaking down barriers.

Emily Turner

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