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Whilst this is a great achievement, we understand some residents and businesses have had difficulty gaining access to broadband. This page is designed to provide you with more information on:
the superfast broadband roll out
choosing broadband speeds
fibre and the alternatives
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funding available for broadband
The superfast broadband roll out across wales ended in December 2017. 18,581 properties were due to get broadband under this scheme and 86.48% were successfully connected. The take up of broadband has been 49%, the highest of all the local authorities in Wales. Welsh Government are working on a number of number of interventions to deliver super-fast broadband to premises which cannot access it, including a second broadband roll out of which further information should be available in 2019.
It may be that you don’t need the latest fibre technology, the speeds you need will depend on what you use the internet for. Alternative solutions or lower speed broadband solutions which do not provide the fastest speeds may be adequate for your needs. Use the table to determine what sort of internet speeds you may need and use this guide to determine your package with an Internet Service Provider or alternative broadband solution.
If you’re light touch user, for example checking emails and surfing the web, you don’t need a fast connection.
If everyday use is your thing and watch a lot of content such as videos or streaming tv or social media, you are likely to need a middle range package
If you download a lot of music and movies, or watch a lot of online tv, gaming you’ll need an internet package with high Mbps
Over 50 mbps
Fibre-optic broadband transfers data via a fibre optic cable usually made of glass or plastic rather than the traditional copper wires. This is connected to the cabinet in your street where in most cases a copper cable then runs to your premise. In some cases fibre is run all the way to your premise, although this is less common.
A number of different broadband solutions are being used in areas where fibre cannot currently be connected. Make sure you check what speed you need, before picking a solution.
Broadband via Mobile Phone Technology
Broadband via Satellite
TV White Space
There are a lot of terms we’ve come across when looking at broadband, here’s a glossary of some key terms you may come across when looking into broadband
Glossary of Digital Terms