Improved Broadband to Come to Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire had been successful in a bid for funding from the Department of Media and Sport.
22:40 06 March 2020
Improved broadband connectivity is set to be rolled out to Pembrokeshire after the council succeeded in a bid for a “significant” government grant.
At last Thursday’s full council meeting, David Edwards said: “Setting up and running a small business or becoming self-employed is much more difficult in rural areas if broadband speeds are unacceptably low.
"In Stackpole, for example, the current download speed is 0.90Mbps and upload speed is 0.76Mbps.
“BT Openreach stated on 26 January 2020, ‘We intend to build a significant portion of our full fibre network in these harder to reach areas and we are announcing 227 areas today to receive the new service’.
“Nineteen of these areas are in Carmarthenshire. None are in Pembrokeshire.
“What plans do the council have to ensure that Pembrokeshire is not, once again, the poor relation when compared to our more fortunate neighbour?”