BT reveals high fibre broadband demand in Derry
Campsie in Derry is one of the UK's top ten communities for fibre optic broadband demand, according to new figures from BT.
The telecoms giant released the statistics one year after completing its major super-fast broadband rollout in Derry, which saw the city become the first in the UK to have all its exchanges upgraded to deliver fibre-to-the-cabinet connectivity.
Several other Northern Ireland exchanges are also displaying particularly high levels of demand for the technology, BT revealed.
The company's extensive fibre optic network deployment in Derry was announced in January 2010 as part of its five-year City of Culture 2013 partnership and came in addition to its £30 million investment in the country's next-generation broadband project.
Frank McManus, BT's head of wholesale sales and services, said the broadband infrastructure that has been installed across Derry will support the local economy for "years to come".
BT is keen to work with government stakeholders and communities to bring fibre broadband to more rural areas, he explained.
Derry City Council chief executive Sharon O'Connor added: "The transformational technology delivered to the city and surrounding areas is a superb foundation that is helping us realise our ambition to be a creative and digitally connected hub."