Wales’ freshest broadband comes to Rhoose, Llantwit Major and St Athan

Thursday 8 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 Vale of Glamorgan. The towns of Rhoose, St Athan and Llantwit Major, will be amongst the very first  communities in Wales to benefit from top-speed, future-proof broadband from Ogi.

The engineering work, which has started in Rhoose and will soon extend to Llantwit Major and St Athan, will create an all-new fibre optic cable network throughout the Vale. 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.

Councillor Kathryn McCaffer, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member for Leisure, Arts and Culture, said: “This scheme will provide residents in the Vale of Glamorgan with fast, reliable broadband, something that is absolutely vital in the modern world. The pandemic has further emphasised just how important broadband is. It has kept us connected with work and in touch with loved ones and the Council is delighted to be partnering with Ogi on this project.”

Residents and businesses in the Vale of Glamorgan, 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 the Vale, sister projects are also starting in Abergavenny and Haverfordwest.

Ogi’s offering is ultrafast and ultra reliable – up to an incredible 900 Mbps. To achieve this the company will be laying 100km of cutting-edge fibre cables in the Vale of Glamorgan.

“Local residents in Rhoose, Llantwit Major and St. Athan will see Ogi engineers over the next few weeks as we upgrade the network across the Vale. 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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