Great news! WeFibre has today, (05/07/2021) announced that both Llanrhystud and Cross Inn have secured funding for Gigabit Broadband from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
On the 18 June Ben Lake MP and Elen Jones MS, agreed to meet with community volunteers and representatives.
UPDATE 23rd July 2021
A Spokesperson for WebFibre told ISPreview.co.uk:
“Our current plans are to focus on the roll-out of service within Llanrhystud where we do have funding approval with a view that we will further extend our network to cover the Llanon area as a subsequent project. We also note that the vast majority of premises in Llanon remain eligible for voucher funding and once our planning and community engagement is further developed for the area we will be in a position to submit a proposal to DCMS for their review.
Openreach’s plans for the area have no direct impact on WeFibre’s plans; we welcome choice and competition in the market as this represents a positive benefit for customers.”
ISPreview article: Clarifying WeFibre’s FTTP Rollout Intentions for Llanon in Wales UPDATED
How fast is a Gigabit connection?
You can see a comparison of different speeds illustrated using buckets in this video below!
WeFibre’s announcement today
Thank you for your incredible patience over the past few months whilst we undertook design and planning work for your project area, followed by the subsequent submission to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for funding approval.
We’re thrilled to announce that after much dialogue with DCMS we have received final funding approval and sign off for Llanrhystud.
What happens now?
We wish we could say immediate connection, but alas what happens now is the actual hard work involved in connecting you with awesome gigabit full fibre.
Funding confirmed means we’re now able to ramp up our local mobilisation and so you will begin to see more lovely folk from our sister companies, full fibre network builder ‘Telcom Infrastructure‘ and civil engineering company ‘Pioneer Utilities‘, over the coming weeks.
As mentioned the whole project is only made possible by accessing grant funding in the shape of Rural Gigabit Vouchers, a scheme run by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. If you have already signed up by applying for a grant then the time has come to receive your long awaited voucher. In the next few days you should receive an email from DCMS asking you to approve your voucher, so please do look out for this and confirm your voucher request as directed in the email.
If you haven’t yet applied for your voucher simply head over to wefibre.com/grants and complete our short form to lock in your grant funding today!
Apply for your Voucher
The Gigabit (1,000Mbps) connection is paid for by the DCMS along with Welsh Government match funding. Businesses and residents that sign up will have FTTP (Fibre To The Premises) installed FREE of charge, future proofing your property for decades to come.
The gigabit connection is available to both residents and businesses alike!
Any questions regarding the Gigabit project, please speak with Neil:
Tel: 0330 229 0222