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Fibre broadband in Brithdir

EDM (Early Day Motion) 408: tabled on 22 September 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this house notes its concern over Openreach’s failure to complete a fibre broadband scheme for the rural community of Brithdir near Dolgellau; notes that despite a promising start, the work has ground to a halt with around 34 properties left to struggle with slow connection speeds and regular network dropouts, leaving only half the households in the area connected; further notes that those in rural areas are already at a significant disadvantage in terms of accessing fast and reliable broadband, with rural businesses and those working from home finding the slow pace of fibre broadband delivery extremely frustrating; and urges Openreach to provide those remaining households and businesses with a realistic and reliable timescale for completion of works and honour their commitment to help rural communities achieve faster broadband.