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Chance for residents of four communities to get ultrafast broadband

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28 November 2023

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The opportunity for more than 1,300 properties in four Powys communities to access ultrafast broadband has been welcomed by the county council.

Openreach is behind the scheme and needs residents and businesses in Llanwrtyd Wells, New Radnor, Berriew and Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, who want faster browsing speeds, to apply for UK Government Gigabit Vouchers which will be used to help fund the extension of its full fibre network.

More information on the Openreach project can be found here:

Residents and businesses in the four communities can check if they qualify by entering their postcode on Openreach's Connect My Community website:

Using the UK Government Gigabit Vouchers to help pay for the build won't cost residents and businesses anything, but they will have to commit to ordering a full fibre service from a provider of their choice for at least 12 months once the new network is available and confirm they are connected.

More information on UK Government Gigabit Vouchers can be found here:

Cllr Jake Berriman, Powys County Council's Cabinet Member for a Connected Powys, said: "This is a great opportunity for homes and businesses in these four communities to get access to a faster full fibre network which is often only available in more urban areas.

"As many as 1,351 properties in Llanwrtyd Wells, New Radnor, Berriew and Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant are eligible, but Openreach will only be able to connect them if enough people sign up and pledge their vouchers to the scheme."

For more information on this project or other ultrafast broadband opportunities in Powys email: