Superfast Cymru targets to be met…?

Superfast Cymru has past its half way mark but independent research indicates the Digital Divide in Wales is growing.

Whilst we wait for the Welsh Audit Office to publish their overdue report into the value for money of the Superfast Cymru project, independent research by Think Broadband cast doubt on the capability of BT to deliver the Welsh Government Superfast Cymru targets.

The Welsh Government state that “Superfast Cymru will mean that the majority of homes and businesses will be able to access broadband download speeds in excess of 30Mbps by 2016, with at least 40% of all the premises in the intervention area also benefitting from access to services in excess of 100Mbps.

Think Broadband maps highlight growing gap between urban and rural Wales.6866-welsh-broadband-coverage-thumb-1

Whilst these maps illustrate there is a job to be done in serving Rural Wales, the voices of those not capable of accessing Superfast Broadband remains muted.

To see an overview of the Think Broadband findings click here.