AM criticises broadband connection failure in Penrhyn Bay

Original by Allan George, North Wales Pioneer -

THE Welsh Government has been criticised for refusing to complete upgrading broadband connections in Penrhyn Bay.


Janet Finch-Saunders AM, has commented on the ridiculousness of the Welsh Government and Openreach’s refusal to finish connecting premises where the work has been started and then stopped.

She said: “There is a serious issue in Penrhyn Bay. In some instances, despite a telegraph pole outside homes having fibre attachments, residents are unable to upgrade. Indeed, the Welsh Government and Openreach are refusing to complete connectivity. Neither Lee Waters AM, deputy minister for economy nor the Welsh Government have realised the ridiculousness of not arranging for premises to be upgraded when money has already been spent on commencing the connectivity process. Like his predecessors, the deputy minister has failed to live up to the promise made in 2011 that all premises in Wales will be upgraded by 2015.