BT completes major broadband project in Derry

Derry has become the first city in Ireland and the UK to be fully upgraded with fibre broadband technology.

In a statement today, BT confirmed it has completed the rollout of the project, announced as part of its sponsorship of Derry's year as UK City of Culture in 2013.

Almost 40,000 homes and businesses will be able to access the service, at a cost 30% above standard broadband provision.

The announcement is being welcomed by ILEX, the Derry Regeneration Company. It's Chief Executive Aideen Mc Ginley recently told Highland Radio News that the BT project puts the entire North West at the centre of a digital world..

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