Homes and businesses in parts of Bangor will be the first in Wales to get high-speed fibre broadband as part of the multi-million pound 'Superfast Cymru' project.
The project, a partnership between the Welsh Government and BT, will take fibre broadband the length and breadth of Wales, to areas not covered by the private sector's commercial plans.
Welsh Government business minister, Edwina Hart today unveiled Superfast Cymru's first new fibre broadband cabinet. It was installed in high street, Bangor, and will serve hundreds of homes and businesses in the area. The first of those could be reaping the benefits as early as the spring.
Further street cabinets are also now being installed in other parts ofthe city as the roll-out gathers pace. Engineers will ultimately lay around 17,500 kilometres of optical fibre cable and install around 3,000 new fibre broadband cabinets in streets the length and breadth of Wales.
"Superfast Cymru will transform the broadband landscape across Wales, making this country one of the most connected in Europe. High-speed broadband is essential to ensure households have access to the services and opportunities provided by the latest digital technologies," said Edwina Hart.