The Department for the Economy (DfE) is urging people to review their home or business address via an online address checker to see if it may be eligible for future improved broadband connectivity.

This is part of a Public Review that the Department is currently undertaking as part of the planned implementation of Project Gigabit in Northern Ireland.

The address checker is available on NIDirect at

All interested stakeholders – including members of the public, businesses, groups and organisations, and telecoms infrastructure providers – are being asked to review if the information held on province-wide gigabit coverage is correct by next Thursday, July 6.

Gigabit-capable broadband requires infrastructure and technology solutions capable of delivering one gigabit, which is equivalent to 1,000 Mbps, a speed that is significantly faster than most typical broadband solutions.

Project Gigabit also aims to bring into focus any sub-30 Mbps premises that cannot benefit from Project Stratum.

Together, both Project Gigabit and the Department’s Project Stratum will seek to ensure that premises across Northern Ireland, particularly those in rural areas, have access to the best available broadband services, future-proofing connectivity needs for generations to come.

More information on the Public Review is available at: