Thousands of Swansea homes and businesses are to benefit from a multi-million pound investment by Openreach being driven by the Labour-led city council.
New future-proof technology will provide reliability for home and business users ensuring connectivity for decades to come.
The city was announced as the latest location to benefit from Openreach’s Fibre First programme where fibre optic cables are laid from the exchange right to people’s front doors.
Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart said: “Swansea is a city of ambition and we want to become a hotbed of innovation.
“This investment by Openreach in Swansea will provide us with the best internet connectivity possible and enable companies to turbocharge their business opportunities.
“The roll-out of ultrafast broadband across the city will prepare Swansea for the future, provide the right conditions for our businesses to thrive and support our economy.”
The UK’s largest phone and broadband network is making new, more reliable, and more resilient Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology available to tens of thousands of homes and businesses across the city. The first areas to benefit will be those with SA1, SA2 and SA5 postcodes.
Welsh Government Leader of the House with responsibility for digital Julie James said: “This is great news for Swansea, as the city will be able to benefit from some of the fastest broadband speeds available.
“Wales leads the way with fast fibre broadband as we have the largest rural FTTP network in the UK with speeds of over 100 Mbps as a result of our Superfast Cymru programme.
“It’s good to see Openreach taking this further by investing their new Fibre First technology in Swansea.”