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The Welsh Economy Research Unit (WERU) of Cardiff Business School is undertaking research on the economic benefits associated with the take up of superfast broadband enabled technologies by businesses in Wales.

As part of this research we are inviting businesses to participate in an online survey. The data collected will inform our research to help maximise take-up and exploitation of superfast broadband enabled services as well as assess the economic impact of these services.

Project background

The Welsh Government is delivering a programme of business support, backed by the European Regional Development Fund, to maximise opportunities of superfast broadband infrastructure and enabled technologies.

Cardiff University is providing research and intelligence to inform the programme and to assist an industry-led panel that informs and advises the programme.


  • Provide impartial and objective research that will assist strategic plans for delivery of business support for superfast broadband exploitation.
  • Undertake research to support successful exploitation of superfast broadband infrastructure in Wales.
  • Provide SMEs with material that will help them to explore innovative outcomes from their access to superfast broadband, and to identify new trends and their fit within wider policy developments.
  • Examine comparative evidence from other areas and regions that could inform delivery of services and training in Wales.

The purpose of this research is to add value to, and gain a better understanding of how companies can make more innovative use of the opportunities presented by reliable and high capacity internet access.

Business support

Superfast broadband business support is delivered by the Welsh Government through Business Wales.

About the WERU team

The Welsh Economy Research Unit have a dedicated team of researchers linked to the Superfast Broadband Project.

Contact us

Superfast broadband project team