Federation of Small Businesses in Wales demand faster broadband

Developments in high-speed broadband can help provide a boost for Wales businesses it has been claimed by a leading industry body. Federation of Small Businesses in Wales spokesperson Simon Evans said the internet’s emergence and the entrepreneurship potential it holds is enormous.

Cost to set up very low and instant access to the marketplace around the world make this very suited to small business, especially in small rural areas. But he said companies and specifically those in the countryside in Wales are being let down because of slow broadband speeds and poor infrastructure.

Broadband is an essential utility not an added luxury it is similar today to electricity and water. He said Wales cannot be left behind as across the UK high broadband is being rolled out. The Federation of Small Businesses in Wales has raised concerns about the UK growing digital divide and the lack of broadband coverage in the principality.