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McGuigan welcomes Broadband Industry Forum report

2 August, 2018 - by Philip McGuigan

Sinn Féin MLA and Infrastructure spokesperson Philp McGuigan 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 the North Antrim MLA said:

“Sinn Féin 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.

“I am due to meet with the Department for Economy to discuss its plans for investment in broadband further.” ENDS

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