Londonderry MP Mark Durkan says that whilst securing the Project Kelvin Telehouse was like throwing a six on a board game, we now have to get the rest of the throws right – including additional investment for a data centre which will attract the sort of companies and hi-end jobs the city needs.
Mr Durkan said: "We have to recognise that it is not just the telehouse which is nearing completion but the whole Project Kelvin. "This will give us the fastest high-speed link to North America in terms of data and information communication." He said the city needs to ensure Londonderry benefits from the multi-million pound transatlantic connectivity project. Although twelve other towns are also connected Mr Durkan claims Londonderry has the best advantage by virtue of having the Telehouse here and in terms of having the fastest link-up. But he stressed we now need a data centre to fully capitalise on the Telehouse. "To convert that we need a data centre to make sure we can attract the sort of companies and jobs that work on the back of close proximity to a telehouse," he said.
Source: Londonderry Sentinel