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Almost 300,000 Welsh homes and businesses can now get superfast broadband

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Staff writer ▼ | February 10, 2015
The UK government's nationwide rollout of superfast broadband has now reached more than two million homes and businesses, new figures reveal. Of these, 299,876 properties in Wales are now enjoying access to faster speeds.
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Internet   Speeds greater than 24 Mbps
The rollout is delivering superfast access - internet speeds greater than 24 Mbps - to those properties not covered by existing commercial networks and is on track to take superfast access to 95 percent of the UK by 2017. The UK already leads the EU "big five" nations when it comes to superfast access and take-up and the programme will ensure it stays ahead.

Government recognises the importance of a fast internet connection to individuals and businesses alike, and its £1.7bn investment in the rollout is a key part of the Government's long term economic plan. Around 80 percent of the UK already has access to superfast speeds, and the rollout is currently reaching an additional 40,000 homes and businesses every week.

Wales Office minister Alun Cairns said:" The Government's long term economic plan is all about backing businesses and creating the right conditions for them to grow.

"Superfast broadband helps businesses to work effectively. Reaching this milestone shows the huge transformation in our digital landscape and how determined we are to get as many people as possible online."