Following a competitive process BT has been awarded the Next Generation Broadband project for Wales. When combined with commercial investments, 96 per cent of businesses and homes in Wales will be able to access a fibre-based broadband service by the end of 2015.
Over the next three years access to next generation services will be made available across Wales. A detailed roll-out plan is currently under development and further details will be made available in the near future.
The technology to deliver access to next generation services will be a mix of fibre to street-side cabinets and fibre directly into homes and businesses.
Who will have access to the network?
Over the next three years, the project will target the 52% of premises in Wales where there is no planned commercial roll out. It will build on commercial investment already made or planned by the private sector.
This partnership will bring the benefits of fibre broadband to those areas outside the planned commercial footprint in Wales. This is a dedicated Welsh Government project and demonstrates our Programme for Government commitment to ensure that all homes and businesses across Wales have access to a high speed broadband service by the end of 2015.