The Superfast broadband roll-out on Anglesey has reached to over 30,000 premises, and businesses on the Bryn Cefni, Mona and Gaerwen industrial parks can benefit from Openreach’s Full Fibre FTTP (fibre to the premises) – a new service that’s only available in 3% of UK properties.
Fibre to the premise (FTTP) is a next generation technology, that provides speeds of 330Mbps (dependent on subscription).
For those wanting to connect to enterprise level connectivity, firms are urged to take advantage of the Welsh Government's Ultrafast Connectivity Voucher Scheme, which can provide up to £10,000 to fund (or part-fund) the initial capital costs involved in installing such services.
The voucher scheme aims to help businesses exploit the improved connectivity in areas such as Anglesey, brought about by Superfast Cymru, a partnership project between the Welsh Government, BT, UK Government and the European Regional Development Fund which brings faster broadband to areas which would not otherwise receive it.
Without the intervention of Superfast Cymru no premises in Anglesey would be able to access superfast broadband.
Neil Rowlands, Chair of Anglesey Enterprise Zone Advisory Board, said: “The connectivity on Anglesey has reached a level that would have been inconceivable only a few years ago and we want to ensure that firms are aware of this and also that financial assistance is available to upgrade their connection.
“We are demonstrating once again that Anglesey is very much open for business and that we are highly accessible – not only by land, air and sea, but also through our first-class virtual infrastructure. Of course, the roll-out of Superfast Cymru also means that homes on Anglesey can benefit from improved speeds, adding to our amazing lifestyle offering here on the Island.
“Being a Welsh Government Enterprise Zone, we can offer firms highly competitive overheads and some of the highest levels of financial incentives in the UK as well as a skilled workforce across a range of disciplines including nuclear-related, engineering and manufacturing. We have identified key strategic sites where all these factors come together to provide a smooth ride for inward investors.”
One of the key strategic sites to benefit from the Full Fibre FTTP service is Bryn Cefni Industrial Park, a 155 acre (63 hectare) site just off Junction 6 of the A55 with net developable area of 16.24 acres and plot sizes ranging from 1 acre to 3 acres. Planning is in place for B1, B2 and B8 uses.
Neil Rowlands continued: “Market leading firms already operate from Bryn Cefni; FAUN Trackway, Marco Cable Management, 2 Sisters Food Group, Horizon Nuclear Power, Huws Gray and many more. Our vision is to attract more businesses of this calibre and offer them real, tangible, bottom-line benefits from being located on Anglesey.”