RESIDENTS and businesses in a Denbighshire village have been connected to fibre broadband.

With support from Denbighshire County Council, the Groesffordd Marli Fibre Community Partnership, which contains 37 properties, including 13 businesses, has been provided with a Fibre To The Property Internet (FTTP) connection with speeds of up to 900mbps, via Openreach’s Fibre Partnership programme.

This installation was funded through the Welsh and UK government Gigabit Vouchers scheme at no cost to residents or businesses.

Members of the community contacted the council’s digital officer who then assisted with the application and organisation of the bid.

Properties in Groesffordd Marli can now order fibre-based internet up to 900mbps, an improvement over the 1mbps some of them were receiving before.

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Nicola Kneale, the council’s joint interim head of business improvement and modernisation, said: “Residents and businesses will now benefit from faster internet speeds which will improve their access to the internet.

“These speeds will allow for a wider range of services including the streaming of HD and 4k content and means more members of a household can access the internet at the same time.

“We are pleased to have been able to support the community with this application and will continue to work with rural communities on improving their access to faster internet speeds.”

Communities in the Trefnant area, 23 properties including eight businesses, and the Llandegla area, eight properties including six businesses, have recently been successful in their bids for the scheme and are currently awaiting installation.

Improving digital connectivity and broadband infrastructure in Denbighshire is a priority for the council, and for more information or to discuss how you can increase your internet speed contact