"Tough luck if you're in Northern Ireland"
Didn't NI get a £1BN 'bung' to keep the unionists onside?
...the £1bn is specific to the jurisdiction of Northern Ireland and is in addition to funding pledged as a result of the Stormont House Agreement and Fresh Start Agreement. An estimated £420m remains to be spent (as at Aug 2019)...
Well if they don't want to spend any of it on broadband infrastructure, it's their call.