£4m Broadband Budget Boost for Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire successful bid to the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) Challenge Fund.
07:25 17 March 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced successful bids to the LFFN Challenge Fund, £4million of which has been earmarked to boost broadband service in Pembrokeshire. Part of the plan is to connect a large number of public sector buildings, including leisure centres, libraries and GP surgeries to full fibre broadband.
Paul Miller, cabinet member for economy, said: “Improving digital connectivity is a key focus of our economic development strategy and the team and I have been working hard to make sure Pembrokeshire is further forward when it comes to the investment queue.
“A huge amount went into the LFFN bid and our success is testament to the great work being done by the Digital Infrastructure team.”
“This is only part of a series of major investments planned to ensure homes and business in all parts of Pembrokeshire have direct access to full fibre broadband and the speeds and reliability that come with that.”
He added: “I recognise that we're never going to be the best connected county when it comes to road and rail but we do have the ambition to be among the very best connected digitally. That digital connectivity is key to the future prosperity of the county.
“I'm determined to make things happen for our county and the Budget announcement means we'll be laying brand new fibre cables in Pembrokeshire before the end of the year.”