DETI committed to Northern Irish rural broadband rollout
North West Electronics, a local internet service provider, is planning to deliver broadband in a number of remote parts of the country, including Ballintoy, Straid, Port Bradden, Dunseverick, Mosside, Lagavara and Maghercashel.
Taking advantage of support from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI), the company has also been able to improve its service.
As a consequence, it is now able to offer broadband with download speeds of up to 5Mb/s, an increase from the previous figure of 2Mb/s, at no extra cost for customers.
Enterprise minister Arlene Foster said: "Access to next generation broadband services is now a reality for some of the most rural parts of Northern Ireland."
Telecoms industry regulator Ofcom revealed last month that 70 per cent of homes in Northern Ireland have broadband, up by six percentage points on last year.