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Internet: Wales

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 211551, tabled on 22 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the extension of high-speed internet to the South Wales Valleys.

Answered on

29 October 2014

The Superfast Cymru has already enabled over 230,000 Welsh homes and businesses to access superfast broadband and aims to cover 700,000 (93%) by the end of 2017. The Welsh project team recently announced that all exchanges in Wales will be covered in the programme, with work commencing in all exchanges by September 2015. The programme within in the South Wales Valleys has already connected 24 exchanges in the Caerphilly area, with two remaining exchanges due to be upgraded in December 2014. The final two will be enabled in 2015.