Parliament Buildings: Internet

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland Assembly Commission – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:30 pm on 29th November 2016.

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Photo of Alex Attwood Alex Attwood Social Democratic and Labour Party 3:30 pm, 29th November 2016

As I indicated in my initial reply, during peak hours and on sitting days, especially around lunchtime, when people are about the Building more, there can be in excess of 900 devices, ranging from traditional PCs to smartphones and other devices, accessing the Wi-Fi. That surge may lead to a reduction in speed. The Commission will keep that under review. The current contract allows for an increase of a further 20 megabits per second.

If the Commission, informed by Members, determines that there is a need to go in that direction, I am sure that it will not be found wanting.