Derry insists it is still a broadband leader
Derry is still leading the rest of the UK on broadband speeds and availability, the city council has insisted.
The Northern Irish city is the only location in Britain and Ireland where 100 per cent of homes and businesses can access fibre optic broadband connectivity.
Sharon O'Connor, town clerk and chief executive of Derry City Council, said the local authority has been showcasing the quality of its digital infrastructure and promoting the fact that all properties have been hooked up to fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband.
"Our pace of advancement is ahead of other cities across the UK and we're getting our message out there that our city is the perfect location for investment and to do business," she stated.
The council's comments come in the wake of Chancellor George Osborne's latest Budget speech, which revealed that ten of the UK's biggest cities will share £100 million of funding to support the rollout of ultra-fast broadband.
Universal access to speeds of at least 80Mbps and advanced Wi-Fi services will be delivered under the plan, which will benefit Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Bradford, Newcastle, Manchester and the country's four capitals.