Pembrokeshire County Council’s Ultrafast Broadband project aims to connect all of Pembrokeshire to gigabit-capable broadband, and Broadway are delighted to have been chosen as the supplier of choice by the communities.
Pilot areas of New Moat, Ambleston, Dale and Crymych are now well advanced in their journey to enjoying the benefits of ultrafast broadband, meanwhile, Herbrandston, Wiston, Slebech, Nevern, Angle, Tiers Cross and Lawrenny and Marletwy have been chosen as next on the list.
Hayog Farm, Ambleston
An Ambleston farming family, who were told fast broadband would never reach their home, are now enjoying ultrafast fibre speeds, thanks to a pioneering Pembrokeshire project. The remote location of Anne and Richard James’ cattle farm led previous engineers to tell them that they could not receive anything other than their slow service along the old copper line. Problems on the line added to the frustration of barely receiving a pitiful 1Mbps, and the property sometimes went days without any service at all.
After signing up to join the Digital Pembrokeshire project, Mr and Mrs James are now delighted to receive a reliable high-speed connection. Ambleston was one of Pembrokeshire’s Pilot Project Areas, and the community chose internet suppliers Broadway Partners to build the new fibre network. Hayog Farm was connected at the end of November, after a long line of new poles was installed along their long track to bring gigabit-capable full-fibre right to their property.
The whole family is now benefiting from a consistent, high-speed service, which enables the beef and arable farm to fill in essential admin online, while the couple’s two sons are able to work from home and quickly download games and films with ease.
“An engineer from a different company said we would never get fast broadband here. Now that Broadway Broadband have connected us we have to report all movements, we are lucky we can do all we need to do now. It has been a bit of a boost for the business, it’s there when you need it. We have to do things online, we can’t be without broadband these days. It’s a basic.
My son Rhys had to return home from Swansea University in 2020 and complete his dissertation online, before the family was upgraded, and was sometimes left with no option but to work from a relative’s house to access Wifi. Sometimes it was not working at all, when I was doing my dissertation I used to have to hotspot my laptop and we were sometimes without broadband for days. I have a new job and I am able to work from home joining video calls without interruption. Its has benefited the whole family with the reliability we need and cheaper than my previous 1MB supplier!
We never thought that we would get fibre up here to be honest. We are not usually the first for anything in Pembrokeshire, and it’s out here that we need it more really. It’s a great thing for rural areas.”
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