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Areas with the worst access to broadband must be prioritised – McGuigan

21 May, 2018 - by Philip McGuigan


A Sinn Féin delegation consisting of Philip McGuigan MLA and Michelle Gildernew MP met with the Permanent Secretary of the Department for the Economy in relation to prioritising areas with the worst access to broadband.

The party’s infrastructure spokesperson, Philip McGuigan MLA said:

“We told the Permanent Secretary and the Department for the Economy today that areas with the worst access to broadband should be prioritised within a £150m investment to improve broadband coverage.

“Many rural areas such as Fermanagh, Omagh, Mid-Ulster and parts of my own constituency of North Antrim have the highest proportion of homes and businesses without access to superfast broadband.

“By prioritising these areas, it would help meet objective need, promote equality between urban and rural communities, and ensure regionally balanced economic growth.” 

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