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Communications Act 2003

Section 149: Grants by Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

346.This section confers power on the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (“DETI”) to fund expenditure on electronic communications infrastructure and to fund expenditure for any other purposes prescribed by regulations made with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel. DETI will have discretionary powers to support financially the development of a regional electronic communications infrastructure in Northern Ireland, specifically the provision of electronic networks and services, and the improvement of the extent, quality and reliability of such networks or services.

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