It seems that Wales is on its way to getting the best internet services in the UK, seeing as the principality has invested a whopping £425m to blanket itself with broadband.
The plan is to supply superfast broadband of at least 25Mbps and more to 96 per cent and giving access to basic speeds of 2Mbps to the remainder.
Compared to the BDUK’s goals, this is a slightly higher target because the office intends to rollout superfast broadband to 90 per cent within every county of the UK rather than 96.
It will probably not shock or astonish anyone to discover that BT is a major contributor to this project, coughing up £220m and being left with the task to build and improve the broadband network infrastructure within the principality.
Supplying the rest of the money will see Welsh Government, the BDUK and the EU (European Regional Development Fund) breaking their piggybanks in order to provide the match-funding.
BT also underlined that it would concentrate on rural areas but it was likely that 2 per cent would still be left with measly broadband connections.
All that’s left to tick off the list right now is the green light from EU regulators who fear that the UK’s broadband industry has become too much of a monopoly.