The Department for the Economy (DfE) is reminding people to review their home or business address via an online address checker to see if it may be eligible for future improved broadband connectivity.
This is part of a Public Review the Department is undertaking as part of the planned implementation of Project Gigabit in Northern Ireland.
The address checker is available on nidirect at www.nidirect.gov.uk/broadbandconnectivity.
All interested stakeholders, including members of the public, businesses, groups and organisations, and telecoms infrastructure providers, are being asked to review if the information held on gigabit coverage is correct by 6 July 2023.
Gigabit capable broadband requires infrastructure and technology solutions capable of delivering one gigabit, which is equivalent to 1,000 Mbps.
If you believe the information the Department holds is not correct, you can let us know via the online address checker.
This public review is important as it seeks to ensure that the intervention area for Project Gigabit – that is the areas potentially eligible for future improved broadband connectivity – is as accurate as possible.
Project Gigabit will aim to bring into scope any sub-30 Mbps premises that cannot benefit from Project Stratum.
Fast and reliable broadband, in every part of Northern Ireland, is essential now and in the future as we grow the economy.
Together, both Project Gigabit and the Department’s Project Stratum will seek to ensure that premises across Northern Ireland, particularly those in rural areas, have access to the best available broadband services, future-proofing connectivity needs for generations to come.
More information on the Public Review is available at: www.economy-ni.gov.uk/articles/project-gigabit