Broadband Investment in Northern Ireland

17 June 2021

Today NIAO C&AG, Kieran Donnelly, publishes his report Broadband Investment in Northern Ireland.

The report examines the delivery of two of the most recent projects:

  • Northern Ireland Broadband Improvement Project (NIBIP) –part of a larger, national Broadband Improvement Project, which lays new fibre optic telephone lines from existing exchanges to new, small broadband exchanges in more rural areas.  The build phase, costing £17.7 million, was completed in December 2017; the take-up phase is expected to complete December 2021;
  • Superfast Rollout Programme (SRP2) - project involving laying new fibre optic telephone lines to cabinets (green cabinets at the side of roads), and in some cases to premises.  The build phase, costing £15.7 million, commenced February 2015, and due to complete end of December 2018.