The freshest broadband in Wales comes to Monmouthshire

Abergavenny to become a beacon for brilliant broadband in Wales thanks to Ogi

    • Big dig’ underway in the town
    • Broadband speeds from 150 to 900 mbps
    • All new, full fibre network to serve local communities for generations to come 


Thursday 15 July, 2021. Cardiff, Wales. Ogi, Wales’ fastest growing broadband company, is announcing today that work is now underway to bring full fibre broadband to the town of Abergavenny, making it amongst the very first communities in Wales to benefit from top-speed, future-proof broadband from Ogi.

The engineering work, which has started on Belgrave Road, Dingle Road, and elsewhere around the town, will create an all-new fibre optic cable network for Abergavenny. That means that homes and local businesses will very soon benefit from one of the best broadband experiences anywhere on the planet. This is just the start of Ogi’s mission to bring real full fibre broadband for better experiences, for better opportunities and for better lives.

Deputy Leader Sara Jones, Monmouth County Council Cabinet Member for Economy said: “Having the best connectivity in our communities is imperative, not least as we begin on the road to recovery from the impacts of the pandemic, and support Monmouthshire businesses get back on their feet. Living in a digital age means having access to the very best broadband is essential and I’m delighted we’ve been able to work with Ogi to bring this access to our communities in Abergavenny.”

Residents and businesses in Abergavenny, like so many Welsh communities, have simply not been getting the broadband they deserve, so that’s where the transformation begins. Full fibre broadband is much faster, more reliable and way more sustainable than traditional services. Ogi is specifically targeting underserved areas, accelerating the pace of full fibre roll out across south Wales – and transforming the digital landscape for generations to come. As work begins in Abergavenny, sister projects are also starting in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, and across the Vale of Glamorgan.

Ogi’s offering is ultrafast and ultra reliable – up to an incredible 900 Mbps. This is more than forty times faster than the median speed for Abergavenny, which is currently just 22.31 Mbps.

“Local residents will see Ogi engineers over the next few weeks as we upgrade the network across Abergavenny. Our friendly Ogi team will also be around, answering questions and helping residents discover what real fibre broadband can do for them,” said Sally-Anne Skinner, Chief Revenue Officer at Ogi. “I’d encourage everyone to ask lots of questions and to register their interest so they can be among the first to receive ultrafast Ogi broadband”.

“Made and built in Wales for Wales, we’re working on making ‘full fibre’ real and relevant for every person who joins our service, by bringing new experiences to life: we’ll be the internet promise that delivers. Gamers will game. Zoomers will zoom. Businesses will grow. Everyone getting on with what they need to,” said Ben Allwright, CEO of Ogi.

“We’re totally committed to helping every Welsh community build back better,” he added. “Everyone prospers when brilliant broadband delivers real opportunities, resilience and sustainability, and we have big ambitions to see Wales flourish.”

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