VALE of Clwyd MP Dr James Davies has welcomed the news that homes and businesses in Prestatyn and Rhyl are to benefit from full fibre broadband.

These areas are seto benefit from ultra-reliable and gigabit-capable ‘Full Fibre’ (FTTP) broadband.

Dr Davies is also working with Openreach in a bid to resolve the ongoing problems some rural residents have with broadband accessibility.

Openreach recently announced plans to make ‘Full Fibre’ (FTTP) broadband available to more than three million more homes and businesses, including in Prestatyn, Denbigh and Rhyl.

Dr Davies recently met with the company to discuss the project.

He said: "It is absolutely fantastic news that ultra-reliable and gigabit-capable ‘Full Fibre’ (FTTP) broadband is to be made available to homes and businesses in Prestatyn, Rhyl and Denbigh, giving them some of the fastest broadband speeds in Europe and placing them ahead of much of the UK.

"However, it is deeply regrettable that some of my constituents living in rural locations still do not have any form of fibre broadband and I am working with Openreach to address this.

“Fibre technology creates connections capable of delivering speeds of up to 1GBps, which will address people’s needs not only today, but well into the future. I was told at the meeting with Openreach that the rollout would be to Prestatyn first, with Denbigh and Rhyl to follow.

“The Covid pandemic, which has resulted in more people than ever working and studying from home, has highlighted to us all the importance of having highspeed, reliable broadband. Nobody in this day and age should be without a dependable connection.”