The Superfast Wales project has passed a milestone and this one has no smiling politician kissing a cute baby picture attached to it, just the boring news that the project is on course to pass some 100,000 homes and businesses by the end of the year.
So far as part of the project 57 towns and rural communities are benefiting from a service and by spring 2014 a further 63 communities are expected to be live increasing the homes passed to 230,000.
"Abergynolwyn, Aberystwyth, Bala, Beaumaris, Beddgelert, Bishopston, Bodorgan, Bonvilston, Botwnnog, Caergwrle, Corris, Cowbridge, Dinas Powys, Ffestiniog, Flint, Gower, Gowerton, Haverfordwest, Holyhead, Johnston, Llanbedr, Llanerchymedd, Llanfaethlu, Llangoed, Llanuwchllyn, Llithfaen, Llanwern, Machynlleth, Maesteg, Mayals, Merthyr Tydfil, Milford Haven, Moelfre, Mold West, Monmouth, Mostyn, Newborough, Neyland, Northop. Pembroke, Penclawdd, Penhow, Penmaen, Peterstone-super-Ely, Pontybodkin, Rhiw, Rhoose, Rhosneigr, Rhydymain, Southerndown, St Athan, Sully, Tonyrefail, Trawsfynydd, Trearddur Bay, Treforest, Treharris,Treorchy, Tyn-y-Gongl, Valley, Wick, Ynysowen, Ynysbwl."Communities scheduled to be enabled by end of spring 2014
The Superfast Cymru project is working to a deadline of 96% having the option of high speed fibre broadband by 2016. The scale of the project being such that 3,000 new fibre cabinets will be installed and 17,500 kilometres of fibre blown through ducting or overhead fibre tubing.