eXwavia warns Wales is lagging on broadband connectivity
Wales has already fallen behind the rest of the UK when it comes to broadband connectivity, according to Welshpool-based wireless internet service provider eXwavia.
Annette Burgess, the company's managing director, argued that steps to improve broadband provision in Wales must be taken sooner rather than later.
"The longer we leave the resolution the longer it will take to catch up," she stressed.
Her comments come in response to a report from the Commons Welsh Affairs Committee that called for the UK and Welsh governments to work closely on the eradication of broadband notspots and slowspots across Wales.
Broadband availability has historically been lower in Wales than the rest of the UK and although this gap in connectivity had begun to close in recent years, the latest Ofcom figures revealed the divide is opening up once again.
As a solution to this issue, Ms Burgess called on policymakers to focus on the outcomes of broadband delivery, rather than getting bogged down in the best technologies to adopt.
"Effectively, in order to achieve a collective service we are going to have to deploy a combination of complementary technologies," she added.