Investment announced to extend fixed wireless access in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland with the widespread availability of FTTC solutions is almost set to meet the 2015 targets, but the story is not over yet. Those hard to reach areas where, for example, the property is too far from the cabinet, or there are too few lines on a cabinet to make it worth deploying fibre are not being forgotten. The Banbridge Leader has the basic details of forty fixed wireless broadband access points being created to address hard to reach locations.
The investment announced by Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster should improve access to broadband in the rural areas of Co Down, and is based on a winning proposal by North West Electronics who have a live service up and running in some areas of Northern Ireland already. The service will provide connectivity of at least 10 Mbps, with the companies website shows they already have 50 Mbps options.
The project is due for completion by March 2012, the short timescale no doubt helped by the fibre backbone and points of presence that Project Kelvin provide.