Good news comes to the residents of
Montgomeryshire, a county in northern
Wales, as its recent speed-up-our-broadband campaign has
grabbed the attention of National Farming Union
Cymru (NFUC) as well as Farmers Union of
Wales (FUW), both of which promised to grant their support
to the cause.
Alwyn Vaughan, FUW County Chairman for
Montgomeryshire, was quoted as saying:
"Many farming businesses rely on the internet for their tourism
and direct sales businesses as well as administrative activities
such as VAT, BCMS and shortly Single Payment applications will
be going online and a good reliable internet connection will be
These are not the only bodies that gave the Monty Broadband
project the thumbs up, internet service provider
eXwavia, Federation of Small
Businesses (FSB) and also Mid Wales Manufacturing
Group (MWMG) all pledged their support.
eXwavia, for instance promised to take the region from being a
"notspot" to having the "fastest rural broadband"
in the country. It also underlined that "many parts of Wales,
including Montgomeryshire, simply won't be able to access good
broadband through 'conventional' means" which is why it
decided to support the scheme.
What other options notspots have? Mobile and satellite
broadband, the latter being the only saviour for some truly