Don’t let Ian’s image fool you. This is an unhappy man….
Wales – and North Wales in particular (where Ian’s Wrexham constituency lies), has been ‘named and shame’ (according to the Daily Post).
MUCH of North Wales has been named and shamed as among the worst in the country for internet speeds – as MPs demanded improvements in coverage.
Research published by Wrexham MP Ian Lucas found between a third and a half of people in most North Wales constituencies live in officially-defined low-speed areas.
That is much worse than the UK average, and Mr Lucas warned it harms the prospects of growth and vital jobs, and is a particular problem in rural areas.
The statistics show 49.2% of those in Delyn suffer low-speed internet, the second worst figure in Wales behind Carmarthen East & Dinefwr, ranking it 19th of the 650 parliamentary seats.
It is followed in the league table by Wrexham (25th, with 47.3%), Alyn & Deeside (32, 45.7%), Ceredigion (36, 45.2%), Clwyd South (67, 40.4%), Aberconwy (94, 37.7%), Arfon (101, 37.2) and Ynys Mon (116, 35.2).
Despite the Welsh Assembly’s best efforts, broadband in Wales, and particularly rural Wales, is shockingly slow in comparison to many parts of England.
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