BT wins fibre broadband rollout deal in Wales worth £425m
BT has won a lucrative contract to rollout super fast broadband in Wales. The £425m deal is being hailed as the biggest of its kind in the UK
BT has signed a multi-million pound deal with the Welsh government to provide up to 96 per cent of homes and businesses with faster broadband speeds.
A spokesperson for BT told T3 that work on the project will begin "hopefully within the next few weeks".
Worth every penny
Once work has been completed, users will be offered download speeds of up to 80MBS - the highest is currently five to six MBS in Wales - while a much faster 330MBS option will be available to businesses.
Liv Garfield, chief executive of Openreach, BT’s local network business which will be deploying the infrastructure, said: “This project will position Wales as a broadband leader and we are delighted to have signed this contract with the Welsh Government to make it happen.
"Wales will become one of the best connected countries in the world and will be ahead of the chasing pack. The Welsh Government has shown great vision and we are certain that will pay off in terms of economic growth.
"The apprenticeships and work experience that we’re offering will mean the roll-out of this next generation network will inspire the next generation of workers.”