PPS 10: Telecommunications
Policy and Legislative Context: Northern Ireland Executive Programme for Government
2.3 The Programme for Government (December 2001) indicates that the Executive will work to ensure that the communications infrastructure of Northern Ireland is developed to a standard that our economy requires. It advises:
“Business is increasingly being conducted electronically. Therefore so that we can compete effectively, we will encourage the development of a cutting-edge telecommunications infrastructure. We will also ensure that access to e-business opportunities is available to all areas and all sections of our community. In this we recognise that our own development of e-Government has an important role to play.”
2.4 During 2002-2005 the Executive, working with the private sector, will also continue to implement the telecommunications strategy that will ensure that all of Northern Ireland has a world class telecommunications infrastructure in terms of broadband capacity, access and cost.