Craig Williams, Conservative MP for Montgomeryshire, is urging residents from a number of Powys villages to sign up for a broadband voucher worth £4,500.

The MP is encouraging residents of Tregynon, Llanbrynmair and Kerry to sign up for vouchers that will be used to help fund the extension of a full fibre network in the communities.

The scheme is part of a project by Openreach that aims to bring access to ultrafast broadband to more than 1,000 new Powys residences.

The company has launched three new pathfinder schemes in conjunction with Powys County Council, which will utilise the UK Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.


Mr Williams said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for over 1,000 premises within Tregynon, Llanbrynmair and Kerry to have access to an ultrafast and reliable broadband service, by utilising UK Government support and funding.

 “Using the broadband vouchers will help deliver a new FTTP infrastructure within the communities through Openreach’s Fibre Community Partnership programme.

“Applying for the vouchers will not cost residents a penny, but Openreach state that the schemes will be reliant on enough people signing up and pledging their vouchers within their areas.

“I would therefore urge all residents and businesses within Tregynon, Llanbrynmair and Kerry to apply for your voucher and register your interest with Openreach.”

County Times:

According to Openreach, properties within Tregynon, Llanbrynmair and Kerry are now eligible to improve their broadband speeds under the plan, with residents able to claim a free broadband voucher funded by Building Digital UK.

Openreach is urging residents and businesses to apply for the vouchers, which they say can then be used to provide fibre to the premises broadband through their Fibre Community Partnership programme, delivering demand-led fibre partnerships within these communities.

Cllr Jake Berriman, Powys County Council's Cabinet Member for a Connected Powys, said: "This is a great opportunity for homes and businesses in these three communities to get access to a faster full fibre network which is often only available in more urban areas.

"As many as 1,148 properties in Tregynon, Llanbrynmair and Kerry are eligible, but Openreach will only be able to connect them if enough people sign up and pledge their vouchers to the scheme."

Applications for vouchers can be made at here 

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