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Haughian calls on BT to deliver equal access to Broadband across ABC Council Area

Published: 12 February, 2018


Haughian calls on BT to deliver equal access to Broadband across ABC Council Area


Speaking at a meeting of ABC Council Economic Committee, Sinn Féin Councillor Keith Haughian called for equal access to broadband.


He said:


"BT have indicated that 9% of homes and business across ABC have either 'poor or no broadband'. This is completely unacceptable.


"I made it clear that any future investment should be targeted towards ensuring that everyone has access to broadband.


"BT must address the concerns of ordinary citizens - particularly those in rural areas, those operating SMEs from their homes and those studying across our Borough.



He continued:


"While it is important to have strong business infrastructure, investment should not be unequally targeted towards business and commercial provision while ordinary people continue to lack provision."