The Welsh Government is urging Welsh businesses to take advantage of internet speeds of up to 330 Megabits per second (Mbps) by upgrading to Superfast broadband. High speed fibre broadband is currently being rolled out across Wales by Superfast Cymru, an ambitious £425 million project set up by the Welsh and UK Governments, the European Union, and BT. It is targeted with bringing Superfast Broadband to 96% of the country by 2016.
The scheme hit the one million mark in February this year. Michael Groves of Superfast Cymru said, “This is an exciting time for Wales and Welsh businesses. This initiative will help to put Wales at the forefront of global digital technology. According to a November 2013 Ofcom report, the UK average download speed was just 17.8 Mbps - Superfast Cymru will be delivering download speeds three times higher.
“The advantages to businesses are extensive. Switching to superfast provides a number of key benefits such as faster uploads and downloads, cost saving, data back-up, and high quality video conferencing through Cloud computing; also enhanced customer relationships, and more effective social media campaigns. There are grants of up to £3000 available for businesses to get connected through the Super Connected Cities scheme. This is a major investment in our digital infrastructure which will transform the Welsh economy.”
Superfast Cymru is currently running a series of free networking seminars throughout Wales for businesses to find out more about superfast broadband, including available grants.
Events are taking place in Torfaen through October and November 2015 at Springboard Business Innovation Centre~Wales, Llantarnam, Cwmbran. NP44 3AW.
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Wedi ei bostio ar Dydd Iau 8th Hydref 2015