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28/09/2021

Derry Councillor welcomes news that broadband coverage is to be improved in rural areas

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A local councillor has welcomed a new report which indicates that up to 100,000 premises, many in rural areas, will benefit from broadband upgrades.

Commenting on the Broadband Industry Forum report launched today Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Fleming said: “We welcome this report which highlights the social and economic benefits of investing in rural broadband.

“In June this year, BT launched a report which also made the case for prioritising rural areas with weak broadband provision.

“We have been consistently calling for the rural broadband deficit to be addressed and this report further backs up our call for rural areas to be given priority for future-proofed broadband.

“Sinn Féin is due to meet with the Department for Economy to discuss its plans for investment in broadband further.” 

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