In 2020 Net Support UK were awarded a UK first by the Welsh Government to serve as the concessionaire for the South Wales Trunk Road Network. The contract enables us to build a world-class open access full-fibre network across the region.
Concentrating on the South East Wales part of the network initially we will be working with the Welsh Government to get the M48 (Junctions 1, 2 to 23A), M4 (22, 23A to 33) A449, A40 and the A4232 to Culverhouse Cross, network fibre enabled as soon as possible. Our ultimate aim is to provide a sustainable networked fibre solution that runs over the 620km starting at the Severn Bridge in the east, to Haverfordwest in West Wales and up to the Heads of the Valleys.
These main arterial roads (M4, M48, A40, A449, A465, A470 and the A4042) provide an opportunity to connect both urban and rural areas enabling them to be connected to the rest of the digital economy with ultrafast fibre connectivity, better mobile coverage and greater competition in order to put an end to poorly connected communities.
We live and work in an era reliant on the ability to connect to the internet and the speed and reliability of the service can be the difference between success and failure. For the region to develop its success as a Digital leader, it needs fibre Internet connections and full fibre broadband that:
• Help businesses start and grow
• Public sector bodies able to deliver efficient and cost-effective services online,
• For our citizens to live feeling connected and included to both its local network and the rest of the world
• Starts with a fibre backbone that is accessible, affordable and reliable