The Provision of a 2 Megabit per second Broadband Service across Northern Ireland
The DETI Telecoms Action Plan 2011-15 proposed that it would ‘ensure the continuing provision of access to a broadband service in Northern Ireland, regardless of where you live or do business.’
The UK Government’s has proposed that virtually all premises across Northern Ireland should be able to access a broadband service with a speed of at least 2 Megabits per second (Mbps) by 2015 and to provide superfast broadband to at least 90% of premises with speeds in excess of 24 Mbps.
DETI is considering those homes and businesses in Northern Ireland, particularly those in rural areas, where the choice of broadband provision is limited and/or the available speeds are less than 2 Mbps.
We have published a document that identifies areas where choice is limited and/or the available speeds are less than 2 Mbps. This is available here Information Paper
While the Department has taken reasonable care to identify those areas it recognises there may be gaps. If you wish to check whether a particular post code has been included you can check the list that can found here: Postcode List .
In addition, DETI is considering those areas where superfast broadband services are not readily available. We have published a document that identifies areas where the choice is limited and/or the available speeds are less than 24Mbps. This is available here Postcodes - Superfast and also includes the postcode areas.
If you are unable to locate your postcode and believe you are unable to receive a service of 2 Mbps or better we would ask that you complete and return the form here Response Form by 12 October 2012 and return it to DETI at the address below.
In relation to superfast services we would welcome any comments or postcodes that should be included by 19 October 2012 at the address below.
**This consultation is now CLOSED. A response will be published in due course**