Access to superfast broadband for 100,000 homes

The nationwide scheme aims to deliver high-speed internet to 690,000 homes Credit: PA

More than 100,000 Welsh homes and businesses can now get access to high speed internet as a result of the UK Government's roll-out of superfast broadband.

It has invested £57m in the Superfast Cymru project which is on track to deliver superfast broadband to 96% of homes and businesses in Wales by the end of 2015.

The Welsh Government is contributing £58m to the project.

Communities already benefitting from access to faster broadband speeds in Wales include Blaenau Ffestiniog, Criccieth and Llanberis in the north, and Brynmawr, Clydach and Rhiwderin in the south.

Superfast broadband will enable a whole album to be downloaded in less than 30 seconds and a feature length HD movie in less than 10 minutes.

It will also help small businesses to grow and save valuable time by being able to make greater use of things like online ordering, doing more by email and accessing more services online.

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100,000 homes benefit from broadband roll-out

More than 100,000 homes and businesses have access to superfast broadband as a result of over £100m of funding from the UK and Welsh Government.