Residents and Businesses in the Rhondda Cynon Taf will be amongst the first in Wales to benefit from the pioneering multimillion pound programme Superfast Cymru, bringing nationwide fibre broadband to Wales.
Fibre broadband is the next generation of broadband - much faster, more reliable and it uses a different technology. Whilst traditional broadband is delivered via copper telephone lines, fibre broadband uses fibre optic cables.
This will have the power to transform the life, work and play of citizens across the Borough. What's more, Superfast broadband will boost the economy locally, enabling businesses to work more effectively in new ways and reach out to new customers.
Fibre is already available in some areas including Aberdare, Llantrisant, Newtown Llantwit, Pontypridd, Taffs Well and Tonypandy through BT’s commercial rollout. BT are re-visiting some of these exchanges under the Superfast Cymru programme and deploying additional fibre in many areas which cannot currently get fibre. All other telephone exchanges which serve Rhondda Cynon Taf will be upgraded under the Superfast Cymru programme.
Some areas served by Abercynon, Ferndale, Hirwaun, Mountain Ash, Porth, Treforest, Tonyrefail and Ynysybwl telephone exchanges are now able to access this new service as a result of the programme and roll out in these areas is now complete with additional areas served by these exchanges having access to fast fire broadband in the coming weeks and months as more cabinets are upgraded to fibre. Communities served off Treorchy telephone exchange will follow starting end of September 2014.
Register an interest
If you are a resident of Rhondda Cynon Taf, register your interest on the Superfast Cymru website You will be kept in the loop on the programme’s progress and you will get an e-shot letting you know when fibre broadband becomes available to you. There are a number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offering the service, so you can just shop around and choose the best deal for you.