Work on a new ultrafast broadband network for Wrexham began this week.
It is being installed by Virgin Media, and I met staff on site at Wrexham Industrial Estate, one of the first locations where the company is installing its network in Wrexham.
During the meeting, I heard more about the work and Virgin Media’s plans to connect homes and businesses across his constituency to ultrafast broadband.
It was in December of last year when I first challenged Tom Mockridge, the Chief Executive of Virgin Media, to bring ultrafast broadband to Wrexham during a House of Commons Select Committee hearing. Virgin Media spoke to me, I put them in touch with Wrexham Council and told both sides I would offer them whatever help they needed to bring the project to Wrexham.
Just months later, I am delighted that Virgin Media has begun the practical work which will make these plans a reality. Virgin Media is beginning some initial work on the Wrexham Industrial Estate, where it has started the detailed planning required to connect the estate to its network.
When I speak with industrial estate businesses, one of their main concerns is improving the communications infrastructure in the area – and I am sure many will welcome news this project is beginning.