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Vote Roath for a Faster Future

November 4, 2010 1:52 PM

BT has launched a Race to Infinity to decide where it will install superfast broadband. Communities are being encouraged to vote online for their area and Cardiff Central AM Jenny Randerson is urging people to vote for the Roath exchange at www.racetoinfinity.bt.com

Jenny said "Many residents whose homes and business are served by the Roath Exchange tell me that they are not happy with the speed of their broadband and now is our chance to do something about it. Penylan, Adamsdown and Roath would all benefit massively from superfast broadband.

"If everyone who would benefit votes we have a good chance. If you live in that area I would urge you to help local businesses speed up their connections. Welsh Businesses have a relatively poor presence on the internet and this could help encourage our small businesses to access a wider market.

"Recent research showed that Cardiff has some of the lowest Broadband speeds among UK cities. The area served by the Roath Exchange is particularly bad with some roads in Penylan still unable to get broadband at all.

"Over the next five years BT is rolling out superfast fibre optic broadband across the UK. Roath is not on the announced roll out plan so The Race to Infinity gives us the opportunity to fast track our area to faster broadband."

The five areas with the largest percentage of votes by December 31st 2010 will win the chance to bring superfast broadband to their area. BT will also donate computer equipment to a local community project.

To vote simply go to 'VOTE NOW' and enter your details.