Openreach Urges Burry Port Residents to Use Ultrafast Broadband Vouchers
Burry Port residents are encouraged to pool government-issued vouchers to bring ultrafast broadband to their community.
16:38 10 March 2021
Openreach is urging residents of Burry Port to pool together vouchers issued by the UK and Welsh Governments to help build a new-gigabit-capable network that will deliver ultrafast, ultra-reliable full fibre broadband to their community.
Many residents have already pledged their support to the Openreach’s Community Fibre Partnership scheme but those who haven’t and don’t currently have access to 100Mbps broadband are encouraged to pledge their voucher on the Connect My Community website.
If enough people will support the scheme, Openreach will be able to build a customised, co-funded network to bring full fibre broadband to areas not currently being serviced by private or public internet service providers. If successful, the scheme will cover all rural areas in the United Kingdom without access to reliable broadband connections.
Connie Dixon, Openreach’s partnership director for Wales, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for the community of Burry Port to bring full fibre infrastructure to the town but the clock is ticking.”
“Deadline for vouchers to be pledged and issued is the end of March so we need as many people as possible in Burry Port to get involved so that we get enough pledges ‘over the line’. Everyone who pledges a voucher will be doing their bit to help make Burry Port one of the best-connected places in Wales. Pledging couldn’t be simpler, but we need residents to act quickly.”