Nearly 40 per cent of residents living in the Ogmore constituency have poor access to high speed internet access, a new report has shown.
The MP for Ogmore, Chris Elmore, has expressed his anger at the report’s findings and has called on Theresa May to supply the cash for additional broadband.
The Ogmore MP blasted: “Time and time again, we hear the UK Government saying that they’re going to improve broadband infrastructure but yet again Wales is being left behind”.
The report was compiled by Which? and highlighted that Wales experienced some of the worst broadband speeds across the whole of the UK. Mr Elmore’s Ogmore constituency was ranked as having 38.9 per cent of households with broadband connections of less than 10 MB/s in 2016, on average. This amounts to 9,513 individual connections across the constituency which are below this low benchmark.
Chris Elmore MP added: “I’m pleased at the work the Welsh Government has been doing in this area, with the rollout of superfast broadband, but the cost of the radical change needed to future-proof our infrastructure must come with financial support from the UK Government”.
Mr Elmore wrote to the Prime Minister this week to ask her to do more to support the Welsh Government in improving broadband speeds, particularly in rural areas.