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Belfast Council is aiming to deliver 100 per cent wireless broadband coverage across the city, it has been reported.

The authority hopes to fund the Wi-Fi network with money from the government's £150 million Urban Broadband Fund.

Earlier this year, Belfast was named as one of ten cities to share the first £100 million from this fund, which has been established to create a network of super-connected cities across the UK.

The Northern Irish capital is set to receive between £6 million and £13.7 million from the fund, enabling the council to deliver improved connectivity for residents, businesses and tourists.

Finance from the Urban Broadband Fund is designed to create city-wide networks capable of delivering download speeds of between 80Mb and 100Mb.

The funding will be used to extend networks into areas not covered by private sector broadband providers.

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