RURAL broadband is an issue that leaves many Powys residents furious and tied up in a mass of cabled knots – but one local couple were actually able to tie the knot at the weekend thanks to a specialist rural broadband company.

Voneus installed a temporary Wi-Fi booster on the Upper Chapel farm of customer Delyth Parry to allow her daughter Ffion’s wedding to husband Jack to be live-streamed to those who were unable to attend due to coronavirus restrictions.

Due to Welsh Government Covid-19 guidelines, weddings are still only allowed a maximum of 30 attendees, meaning those lucky guests who could actually physically attend the wedding of Ffion and Jack at the Parry’s farm, near Builth Wells, were pretty sparse.

But, due to poor connectivity in the Upper Chapel area, one of the most rural locations in Powys, family and friends would have missed out on the big day entirely had Voneus not provided a solution.

One of the UK’s largest rural broadband specialists, the government-approved broadband provider constructed a temporary solution on Delyth’s farm that enabled guests to stay connected and, more importantly, allowed loved ones to attend the wedding remotely.

Blushing bride Ffion said: “The temporary external WiFi installation gave us peace of mind knowing that family and friends with us on the day were able to stay connected to their extended family and friends who could not attend.”

Customer advisor at Voneus, which has an office in Carmarthenshire, Vicki Williams, said: “Delyth’s issue struck a chord for us. We're all about connecting those who struggle to get access to good broadband.

“Delyth is an existing customer, we decided to show our support and provide her with an external Wi-Fi solution for free.”

The installation of the solution also allowed guests who attended the wedding to arrange taxis back to nearby Brecon, whereas previously such an option would not have been possible given the farm’s rural location.

Mother of the bride Delyth said: “Voneus has been reliable from the start, giving us confidence throughout the pandemic. In a word, I would say they are efficient.”

To find out more about how Voneus can help with your broadband needs in Powys and south Wales, call them on 0800 007 3377 or email them on

Voneus is the champion of rural community broadband and a leading provider of superfast and ultrafast fibre broadband for homes and businesses located in poorly connected or difficult to reach communities.

Founded in 2015 by a group of seasoned telecoms industry specialists, Voneus aims to become the UK's number one provider of Superfast and Ultrafast fibre broadband services, bringing parity between rural areas and the UK's towns and cities.