Foster announces major investment in superfast broadband

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Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Arlene Foster, has announced details of a major £17million investment to help improve the broadband infrastructure across Northern Ireland. The Superfast Rollout Programme, which will be delivered by BT, is specifically aimed at improving coverage of superfast broadband. Arlene Foster said, “This announcement is a further step in improving superfast broadband services across Northern Ireland. It will bring more choice and improve speeds to over 38,000 premises. “As a result of previous investments by the Executive, many people across Northern Ireland now enjoy some of the best telecoms services in the UK. The Superfast Rollout Programme is another significant step in making superfast broadband services more widely available,” she continued. “It represents a joint investment of £17million by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, the Department of Culture Media and Sport, as part of its Superfast Britain investment, and BT. “It is envisaged the Project will begin with an extensive survey and design process which will take place over a number of months. BT will then begin re-engineering the network changing it into a fibre rich, open access network enabling more people to enjoy and utilise the benefits of superfast broadband.”
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