Superfast Cymru

Superfast Cymru is joint venture between the Welsh Government and BT to develop a nationwide superfast broadband infrastructure for Wales.

Key targets are:

“5.3.2 that Broadband Coverage is achieved throughout the Contract Intervention Area by 30th June 2016 and in any event by the Drop Dead Date, as follows:

  1. a minimum of ninety per cent (90%) of all Premises in the Contract Intervention Area are capable of having access to broadband services at a minimum of 30 Mbps PPIR with 2 Mbps CIR;
  2. a minimum of ninety five per cent (95%) of all Premises in the Contract Intervention Area are capable of having access to broadband services at a minimum of 24 Mbps PPIR with 0.5 Mbps CIR; and
  3. a minimum of forty per cent (40%) of all Premises in the Contract Intervention Area are capable of having access to broadband services at a minimum of 100 Mbps PPIR with 10 Mbps CIR.”

The information above is an extract from the BDUK Contract between the Welsh Government and BT

Technical Definitions:

PPIR Premises Peak Information Rate – essentially the line connection speed, i.e. speed the VDSL2 modem connects at, and should take into account effects like crosstalk in addition to line length/quality.

CIR Committed Information Rate – basically if everyone is online and using their connection this is the minimum speed you will see between the premise and the point of handover (i.e. where the fibre is handed onto the wholesaler/LLU operator).

We understand the Contract Intervention Area to be as per the maps produced during the procurement excercise.  There is a high level intervention area map included in our maps page here.

When and Where

To see the BT Roll out schedule for Superfast Cymru click here and hover over the map.  alternatively see the list below..

The Superfast Rollout schedule (at BT exchange level):

Superfast Cymru Rollout to End of 2013 (Q4-2013)

Abercynon, Aberdyfi, Abersoch, Abertillery, Amlwch, Bangor, Barmouth, Bedlinog. Bethesda, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Blaina, Brynmawr, Brynsiencyn, Caernarfon, Cemaes Bay, Chwilog, Clydach, Clynnogfawr, Corwen, Criccieth, Cwm, Dinas Mawddwy, Dolgellau, Dyffryn, Ebbw Vale, Fairbourne, Ferndale, Gaerwen, Garn Dolbenmaen, Gwalchmai, Harlech, Hirwaun, Holywell, Llanbedrog, Llanberis, Llandderfel, Llangefni, Llanwnda, Maentwrog, Menai Bridge, Mountain Ash, Nefyn, Ogmore Valley, Pennal, Penrhyndeudraeth, Pentraeth, Pentyrch, Penygroes, Y Felinheli, Porth, Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Rhiwderin, Sealand, Tredegar, Tywyn, Waunfawr.

Superfast Cymru Rollout to End of Spring 2014 (Q1-Q2 2014)

Abergynolwyn, Aberystwyth, Bala, Beaumaris, Beddgelert, Bishopston, Bodorgan, Bonvilston, Botwnnog, Caergwrle, Corris, Cowbridge, Dinas Powys, Ffestiniog, Flint, Gower, Gowerton, Haverfordwest, Holyhead, Johnston, Llanbedr, Llanerchymedd, Llanfaethlu, Llangoed, Llanuwchllyn, Llithfaen, Llanwern, Machynlleth, Maesteg, Mayals, Merthyr Tydfil, Milford Haven, Moelfre, Mold West, Monmouth, Mostyn, Newborough, Neyland, Northop. Pembroke, Penclawdd, Penhow, Penmaen, Peterstone-super-Ely, Pontybodkin, Rhiw, Rhoose, Rhosneigr, Rhydymain, Southerndown, St Athan, Sully, Tonyrefail, Trawsfynydd, Trearddur Bay, Treforest, Treharris,Treorchy, Tyn-y-Gongl, Valley, Wick, Ynysowen, Ynysbwl.

Superfast Cymru Rollout to End of March 2015

Caerphilly: Cross Keys, Machen, Nelson, Rhymney, Risca, Senghenydd, Ynysddu

Cardiff: Radyr

Carmarthenshire: Amman Valley, Carmarthen, Hebron, Llanbydder, Maesycrugiau, Pencader, Pumpsaint, Upper Cwmtwrch, Velindre

Conwy: Cerrigydrudion, Llanfairfechan

Ceredigion: Aberaeron, Aeron, Aberporth, Borth, Bow Street, Bronant, Capel Bangor, Cardigan, Crosswood, Cwrtnewydd, Lampeter, Llanarth, Llandyssul, Llangybi, Llanilar, Llanon, Llechryd, Nebo, Newcastle Emlyn, New Quay, Ponterwyd, Ponthrydygroes, Pontrhydfendigaid, Pontshaen, Talybont, Tregaron

Denbighshire: Bodfari, Bryneglwys, Cyffylliog, Denbigh, Dyserth, Glyndwr, Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Llandegla, Llandrillo, Llandyrnog, Llangollen, Llanynys, Maerdy, Rhuddlan, Ruthin, St Asaph, Trefnant

Flintshire: Caerwys, Halkyn, Kinnerton, Llanferres,

Gwynedd: Bontddu, Ganllwyd, Tudweiliog

Neath Port Talbot: Crynant, Cymmer, Glantawe, Glynneath, Pontardawe, Resolven, Seven Sisters, Skewen

Monmouthshire: Gilwern, , Magor, Nantyderry, Tredunnock Usk

Pembrokeshire: Boncath, Crosswell, Crymych, Dinas Cross, Llwyndrain, Moylegrove, Newport,

Powys: Abercrave, Abermule, Berriew, Brecon, Builth Wells, Bwlch, Caersws, Carno, Castle Caereinion, Church Stoke, Crickhowell, Erwood, Forden, Guilsfield, Hay-on-Wye, Hundred House, Gladestry, Kerry, Kington, Knighton, Llanbrynmair, Llanfair Caereinion, Llandrindod Wells, Llangamarch Wells, Llangurig, Llanfrynach, Llanfyllin, Llangorse, Llanidloes, Llanymynech, Newtown, Llanrhaeadr, Llansantffraid, Llanwrtyd Wells, Merthyr Cynog, Montgomery, Newbridge-on-Wye, Penybont, New Radnor, Pennant, Presteigne, Rhayader, Sennybridge, Talgarth, Talybont-on-Usk, Trefeglwys, Tregynon, Trewern, Welshpool

Swansea: Llangennith

Torfaen: Blaenavon, Talywain

Wrexham: Bangor-on-Dee, Chirk, Dutton Diffeth, Glyn Ceiriog, Hanmer, Overton-on-Dee, Redbrook Maelor, Rossett, Rhosllanerchrugog, Ruabon