Radnor residents urged to back broadband campaign
Radnorshire residents are being urged to do their bit to bring faster broadband to the area by Mark Baylis of Powys County Council.
The local authority's senior network support officer, who lives in Radnorshire, said it is important to boost broadband speeds sooner rather than later as the county cannot afford to wait for two to three years "to catch up".
Mr Baylis called on householders to participate in a community application for funding from the Welsh government's Broadband Support Scheme, which offers residents up to £1,000 each to subsidise the installation of faster networks.
The council chief originally planned to roll out his own rural broadband network, but found this strategy was impractical.
Once the campaign receives 100 applications, the bid will be forwarded to the Welsh Assembly.
"If people in Radnorshire want decent speeds right now, they need to get in touch as quickly as possible," Mr Baylis stressed.
The Llanddewi resident chose to scrap his BT connection because it was not up to scratch and took a satellite broadband service, but now finds it almost impossible to watch films online or stream YouTube videos.