New transatlantic cable link brought ashore in NI
Published 22/06/2009 | 07:39
A fibre-optic cable that will pave the way for improved telecommunications services between Ireland and North America has been brought ashore in the North.
The cable has been laid as part of a €32m initiative known as the Kelvin Project, which is funded by the Government and the EU.
It links up with an existing transatlantic cable and should lead to faster broadband and telecommunications connectivity between Ireland and North America.
It will connect with Belfast, Derry, Coleraine and Armagh in the North and Letterkenny, Monaghan, Castleblaney, Dundalk, and Drogheda in the Republic.
Communications Minister Eamon Ryan says the project will help create jobs and attract investment new investment into Ireland.