Earlier this year, the Welsh Government announced that it had awarded the contract to introduce next-generation broadband throughout Wales to BT.
While this is a very significant development which will see public investment to bring fibre optic broadband to those parts of the country that might otherwise lose out, I’m very much aware that there remain many areas in Ceredigion who still receive internet connection speeds below 2Mbps.
Any speeds below this threshold are considered insufficient and the Welsh Government’s Broadband Support Scheme offers grants of up to £1,000 so that affected households and businesses can address the situation.
I want to ensure that those areas that currently get the slowest speeds are addressed first as BT rolls out its fibre optic upgrade. I’d therefore be grateful if you, as Ceredigion residents, could let me know what broadband speeds you currently receive so that I can identify which areas of Ceredigion would need to be prioritised.
You can calculate your broadband speed using specialist websites such as www.speedtest.net. Of course, I know that in writing this post that you are already online. However, if you know of anyone who has had difficulties in getting a connection, please urge them to get in touch with me.