Quicker Broadband for Merthyr Tydfil
Openreach brings ultrafast and future-proof broadband to Merthyr Tydfil.
14:09 21 August 2020
Openreach has recently announced that ultrafast, ultra-reliable and future-proof broadband is now available to more than 1,200 homes and businesses in Merthyr. Residents of Heol-y-Bryniau, Farm Terrace, Heol Nangau and Coronation Terrace can now place their orders to take advantage of speeds of up to one gigabit per second, which is more than 15 times faster than today's UK average broadband speed.
Amidst Covid-19 lockdown, Openreach engineers continue to build the new digital network using Fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband technology.
Connie Dixon, Openreach's Partnership Director for Wales, said: "We're making great progress here in both Merthyr Tydfil and the rest of Wales. Despite the obvious challenges our full-fiber has continued. As well as keeping people connected using our existing network, our engineers have continued building the new infrastructure to make sure that as lockdown restrictions ease, we can support families, businesses and the economic recovery.
"I'd encourage everyone who can to upgrade to the new technology and take advantage of the many benefits. Full fibre is more reliable and more resilient, meaning fewer faults and more predictable, consistent speeds. It's also 'future-proof' as we expect it to easily meet the growing data demands of future technologies for decades to come."