Mick Antoniw, Member of Senedd for Pontypridd has confirmed that after many months of campaigning, BT Openreach have fitted ultrafast broadband to all homes on the Dyffryn-y-Coed estate in Llantwit Fardre.

The work has been carried out at no cost to residents, with connectivity made direct to each property.

Mick Antoniw MS said:

“I’m pleased to have been able to support residents and the campaign group in securing this much needed upgrade, during which time I’ve met with senior managers at BT and the developer Persimmon, as well as raising the matter in the Welsh Parliament.

“The broadband supplied to the (then) new-build properties on the Dyffryn-y-Coed estate was totally inadequate and prevented residents from accessing streaming services, or often to be able to browse the internet. So, I’m delighted that BT has upgraded the service at no cost to residents.

“It’s clear that a high quality broadband service is as essential to most people as other key services, so I’m campaigning to change planning regulations to ensure that the best available broadband specification is fitted to all new build properties as a matter of course.”

Local resident and campaigner Lee Clarke said:

“Mick’s help on this matter has been invaluable and we’d like to thank him for continuing to champion this issue on our behalf. Ultrafast fibre broadband has already been fitted to many houses on the estate and its making a big difference to our lives.”