Derry is First Fibre City

BT have announced that they have completed the roll-out of fibre broadband in all of it’s street cabinets in Derry.[1]  This means that Derry is the first city in the UK and Ireland to be completely upgraded to the fibre technology and has speeds and connectivity better than Hong Kong, London, New York and Tokyo.

The roll-out was part of the City of Culture partnership and the service is available to 40,000 homes and businesses.  This is another good news story for the inaugural UK City of Culture.

Recent announcements seem to imply the buildup to the City of Culture year in 2013 is well underway and I hope this continues to be the case with a lot more good news in the future.

  1. [1] BBC News – BT completes major broadband roll-out in Derry
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