Ogi brings Hengoed a step closer to ultrafast speeds

Pictured: Ogi’s active cabinet – the network’s local broadband exchange – being installed in Hengoed.

Thursday 10, November. Caerphilly. Wales’s home-grown broadband provider moved access to ultrafast broadband a step closer this week in Hengoed, as the company installed its main network cabinet in the town.

This milestone brings access to the new full fibre technology closer than ever to people in Cefn Hengoed, Hengoed, Ystrad Mynach and Maesycymmer, acting as the broadband provider’s main exchange in the town. The active cabinet contains the tech behind the gigabit-capable network, with the potential to provide ultrafast broadband – that’s 150Mbps or higher – to more than 7,000 homes and businesses in the area when switched on later this year.

At the time of launching the Monmouth rollout, Minister for Climate Change, Julie James MS, said: “The impact of fast, affordable broadband for homes and businesses across Wales cannot be underestimated.

“Ogi is helping to deliver that standard across south Wales, supporting Wales in its drive to become a digital nation.”

“Ogi is helping to realise faster speeds, greater access and better support for places that have previously found it harder to connect.”