PEOPLE across Carmarthenshire are being urged to respond to UK Government consultations relating to broadband provision.

Local MP Jonathan Edwards, who represents the Carmarthen East and Dinefwr wards, is urging his constituents to make their voices heard by responding to the consultations.

The UK Government’s department for science, innovation and technology launched two consultations – the consultation on improving broadband for very hard to reach premises, and the consultation on reviewing the broadband universal services obligation – to see what needs to be done to help people who are struggling to access good broadband connections.

Mr Edwards said: “Broadband connection is an issue I have campaigned on for many years and although the situation has improved in the constituency, we still have areas struggling with poor or no connection.

“I would encourage those in remote rural areas or areas which have very slow broadband connection to respond to the consultation. I would hope that these responses will allow the government to form policies which would improve connection for these areas.

“It is unacceptable that there are still constituents being left behind in terms of broadband services.”

The improving broadband for very hard to reach premises consultation can be found at whilst the reviewing broadband universal service obligation consultation can be found at

The consultations have a response deadline of November 27, 2023.