Background

The Department for the Economy and Fibrus are currently rolling out a new broadband initiative, Project Stratum, which will provide upgraded full fibre connections to businesses and households across N. Ireland, largely focusing on the rural hard to reach areas. Over 12,000 premises in the Mid Ulster District are set to benefit who cannot currently receive a 30megabit (mbps) connection.

DfE has published a list of “white postcodes” which they have identified, as the areas to benefit from Project Stratum, i.e., cannot currently receive a 30mbps download speed. It has become apparent however, at this early stage that many households and businesses in Mid Ulster have been omitted from Project Stratum’s “white list” and/or the new Project Stratum Hyperfast NI website which provides a post code checker to let you see if, and when, your premises will benefit from improved broadband services.

If you are a business or resident in Mid Ulster who cannot currently receive 30mbps broadband download speed then Mid Ulster District Council needs to urgently hear from you and we would be grateful if you can complete the short survey below. 

The survey will close on Monday 8th March 2021.

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* 1. Is your postcode on DfE’s white list?  
Check by viewing the list at https://bit.ly/2XAQIPp 

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* 2. Is your postcode included on the new Project Stratum’s Hyperfast Broadband website? 
Check by typing your postcode into the “postcode checker” at https://hyperfastni.com/

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* 3. Please enter your details below:

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* 4. Please enter the broadband download speed for your address/premises  (If you are unsure of your broadband speed, carry out a speed test at https://www.speedtest.net/)

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* 5. Use this box to enter any comments you may have

The information required within this survey will be used to identify any gaps related to Project Stratum. The information will be held for the duration of Project Stratum (approximately 40 months) and will be potentially shared with the relevant government bodies including Department for the Economy and broadband providers such as Fibrus. By completing the survey you consent to the Council using and sharing of your data for the purposes stated and assisting Council address broadband with the wider agencies responsible for broadband provision in Mid Ulster.

If you require a hard copy of this survey, please contact Colin McKenna at Mid Ulster District Council by post, telephone or email:

Colin McKenna
Mid Ulster District Council
Dungannon Office
Circular Road
Dungannon

BT71 6DT

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone: 03000 132 132
Email: business@midulstercouncil.org

All survey responses must be returned by 8 March 2021 to Colin Mc Kenna at Mid Ulster District Council.

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