Cheryl Gillan backs fast broadband to help businesses in Wales
The secretary of state for Wales made her comments after welcoming Vince Cable to the second meeting of the Wales Office's Business Advisory Group at Cardiff University.
Ms Gillan explained the £10 million pledged by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition to improve broadband speeds in the north-west of the country is one of a number of positive moves for companies.
This cash will help to deliver a next-generation network to Pwllheli and the surrounding areas and is part of the government's commitment to giving the UK the best super-fast broadband infrastructure in Europe by 2015.
Other beneficial steps include the £1 billion project to electrify the Great Western Mainline to south Wales, she added.
"The challenge for the Welsh Assembly Government is to build on our commitments such as the development of Enterprise Zones ... to ensure Wales and Welsh businesses are not disadvantaged," Ms Gillan remarked.