Broadband for island.ANGLESEY villages could soon be linked into a pounds 1.4m internet scheme with erection of two communication masts on either side of the island - one at Holyhead the other close to the village of Penmynydd.
Council bosses back the broadband project and have earmarked pounds 300,000 in regeneration money.
Now the completion the ambitious Anglesey Connected initiative depends on the success of a bid for Objectice 1 funding to the Welsh European Funding Office (WWFO WWFO Wild Weasel Follow-On ). The aim is to have scheme, which is being developed by the council education and leisure department and its information technology section (ICT (1) (Information and Communications Technology) An umbrella term for the information technology field. See IT.
(2) (International Computers and Tabulators) See ICL.
1. (testing) ICT - In Circuit Test. ) underway by next year.
Last night David Gardner David Gardner is one of the three founders of The Motley Fool. He is currently co-chairman of the board.
He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Morehead-Cain Scholarship. , head of ICT services, David Gardner, said: ``The masts will provide high speed broadband access across the island. ``The initial phase will connect all schools and libraries to the network. The next phase will then provide further community access points. It's intended that the development of this ICT backbone will allow further expansion of the business sector in the future.''
Meanwhile the council's executive committee has also earmarked regeneration funding for the second phase of two other key Objective 1 projects - Mn Fenter and Mn Safle, which offers business development grants and new industrial and business premises.
``Both projects have already proved successful and they are now the subject of further funding applications to the WEFO WEFO Welsh European Funding Office ,'' said a council spokesman.