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Three more Northern Ireland towns to get new broadband tech

Digital network business Openreach has said it's taking new broadband technology to a further three towns in Northern Ireland over the next 18 months
Digital network business Openreach has said it's taking new broadband technology to a further three towns in Northern Ireland over the next 18 months

By Staff Reporter

Digital network business Openreach has said it's taking new broadband technology to a further three towns in Northern Ireland over the next 18 months.

New Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband will be built in Newcastle, Portrush and Portstewart, bringing the total number of locations here to 30.

There are now more than 205,000 full fibre enabled premises in NI, an increase of 156,000 in the last year, and Openreach said it will have 50% of premises full fibre-enabled by the end of March 2021.

The announcement comes as the business marks one year since it announced that the BT engineering team which builds, maintains and manages the broadband network in the region was to be renamed as Openreach. Overall, 103 locations across the UK have now been included in Openreach's multi-billion pound 'Fibre First' programme.

Mairead Meyer, Openreach director in Northern Ireland, said: "Full-fibre broadband provides a reliable, future-proof, consistent and dependable service that will be a platform for economic growth and prosperity across NI for decades to come."

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