£180m fibre network passes 600,000 Welsh premises

Tue, 17/01/2023 - 14:32
Openreach Wales

Openreach’s £180m fibre network in Wales now addresses more than 600,000 homes and businesses.

Engineers are now starting work to extend the network further to most premises in areas such as Llanelli, Llandudno and Ebbw Vale.

Welsh Government Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, said: “Our Digital Strategy for Wales sets out the importance of digital connectivity to homes and businesses across the country as a key utility.”

A report by the Centre for Economics & Business Research shows that connecting everyone in Wales to Full Fibre broadband would create a £2bn boost to the local economy.

Suzanne Rutherford, Chief Engineer for Openreach in Wales, said: “This research shows that this new network will give businesses an edge and provide families and home-workers with future-proof connectivity, no matter what life throws at us next.”