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Rural communities in Denbighshire benefit from increased internet speeds

RESIDENTS and businesses in a village in Denbighshire have been connected to fiber broadband.

With the support of Denbighshire County Council, the Groesffordd Marli Fiber Community Partnership, which contains 37 properties including 13 businesses, has been provided with fiber to the property (FTTP) internet connection with speeds of up to 900Mbps, through Openreach’s fiber partner program.

This facility was funded by the Welsh and UK Governments Gigabit Vouchers scheme at no cost to residents or businesses.

Community members reached out to the council’s digital manager who then helped with the bid and organizing the bid.

Groesffordd Marli properties can now order a fiber internet connection of up to 900 Mbps, an improvement over the 1 Mbps some of them previously received.

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Nicola Kneale, the council’s acting co-head of business improvement and modernization, said: “Residents and businesses will now benefit from faster internet speeds which will improve their access to the internet.

“These speeds will enable a wider range of services, including HD and 4k content streaming and mean more members of a household can access the internet at the same time.

“We are delighted to have been able to support the community with this app and will continue to work with rural communities to improve their access to faster internet speeds.”

Communities in the Trefnant area, 23 properties including eight businesses, and the Llandegla area, eight properties including six businesses, have recently won their bids for the scheme and are currently awaiting installation.

Improving digital connectivity and broadband infrastructure in Denbighshire is a priority for the council, and for more information or to discuss how you can increase your internet speed, contact communitydevelopment@denbighshire.