Tuesday, July 12, 2011

UK - Welsh Executive is extending its Broadband Support Scheme where speeds are below 512 kbps

[wales online] More households and businesses in Wales are set to get broadband access thanks to the Welsh Government’s Broadband Support Scheme, Business Minister Edwina Hart has announced.

Residents, communities, businesses and third sector organisations located in broadband “notspots” – where connectivity is less than 512 kilobytes per second – can currently apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to connect.

The announcement will extend the scheme to include “slowspots”, where connectivity is less than two megabytes per second.

Mrs Hart said: “It is vital that everyone across Wales has access to basic broadband. That is why we launched the Broadband Support Scheme – to help households and businesses in Wales get broadband access regardless of where they live.”

Since the scheme was launched last July more than 800 broadband access applications have been approved.

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