Wales not making the most of superfast broadband roll-out, says former head of BT Wales

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BBC online story

Wales is not making the most of a £425m contract to roll out superfast broadband in rural areas, according to the former head of BT in Wales.

John Davies, who is now Chair of Ofcom's Advisory Committee for Wales, says more needs to be spent on marketing the project, which is heavily backed with public money.

Mr Davies said the project was transformative but more needed to be done to make people aware of when it is rolled out in their communities to encourage demand for the high-speed broadband.

Take up in areas that have had it for a year is 19% with just over £300,000 spent on marketing, which is around 1% of the overall cost so far.

The full BBC story can be viewed here.

Nerys Evans is a member of Ofcom's Advisory Committee for Wales