Posted: Wed 1st Nov 2023

Breaking the Mold: full fibre broadband set to bring ultrafast boost to town

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Nov 1st, 2023

A North Wales politician recently joined Openreach engineers laying down an ultrafast full-fibre broadband network across the region.

This project, once completed, will see an investment of around £17 million from Openreach, aiming to bring one of the most reliable and fastest broadband speeds to the region.

As of now, Flintshire already benefits from this innovation with 76% of its premises equipped with Openreach’s improved connectivity.

Sam Rowlands MS began with a tour of the telephone exchange in Mold.

This is the starting point of the entire full fibre network journey, connecting a vast array of properties in the area.

Here, he witnessed the intricate process of fibre splicing – the fusion of two ends of a fibre optic glass cable, as thin as a human hair.

This is crucial for Openreach’s Full Fibre network, a system that boasts connections to nearly 12 million properties across the UK.

Venturing through Mold, Mr Rowlands was introduced to the ‘final stage’ of the Openreach full fibre network.

This provided him an opportunity to engage with local engineers and understand the nuances of introducing such transformative technology to North Wales communities.

Highlighting the numerous advantages of the investment, the residents and businesses in Mold and its neighbouring areas can look forward to enhanced connectivity, diminished latency, and the ability to run bandwidth-intensive applications.

Sam Rowlands MS expressed his enthusiasm, “Openreach’s significant investment is undoubtedly a welcome change for the residents and businesses of North Wales. Full fibre represents the future of connectivity.”

“I am eager to witness its widespread reach, ensuring that my constituents enjoy the finest digital services encompassing employment, education, and entertainment.”

Martin Williams, Partnership Director for Wales, who hosted the visit, shed light on Openreach’s unwavering commitment, “Our mission in Flintshire reflects our dedication to enhancing the digital framework and closing the digital gap.”

“Our engineers tirelessly strive to keep Flintshire, and Wales at large, connected. We were delighted to offer Sam a glimpse into the intricacies of our operations.”

 

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