Broadband

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Economy – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:00 pm on 24th January 2017.

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Photo of Kellie Armstrong Kellie Armstrong Alliance 3:00 pm, 24th January 2017

I thank the Minister for his answers so far; I really mean that. As a fellow MLA for the Strangford constituency, he will understand that our concern regarding broadband is that although suppliers may say that there is very good coverage, the speeds are quite pathetic in some areas. What measurements have been taken by the Department to discover where those difficulties are? We need to ensure that there is access to schools, where science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects have been limited. Businesses, rural businesses in particular, are finding that speeds are making it difficult —