The Welsh Government’s Superfast Cymru programme aims to deliver access to superfast broadband to the majority of homes and businesses in Wales.
With the assistance of European funding together with public and the private sector has ensured a significant level of investment in the programme which is reckoned to be the largest partnership of its kind currently in the UK and a major infrastructure investment.
The introduction of a high speed broadband to rural areas on a large scale is a large and complex engineering task. The programme requires around 3,000 new fibre broadband cabinets and some 17,500km of fibre optic cable to bring superfast broadband to Wales.
The Welsh Government considers that Superfast Cymru is set to transform the broadband landscape in Wales and will promote economic growth and sustainable jobs in Wales. It has estimated that up to 2,500 further full times jobs could be created over time and it will ensure that Wales is at the forefront of the global digital economy and as a great place to live, work, invest and visit.
Most exchanges in Snowdonia, apart from a handful (shaded pink in the map below), have by now been upgraded to superfast broadband with the remaining handful of exchanges scheduled for upgrading in 2016.