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Nelson Gives Cautious Welcome to Broadband Improvements in Aghacommon

Published: 9 January, 2019

Sinn Féin Cllr Catherine Nelson has welcomed planned improvements to Broadband services in Aghacommon.

Cllr Nelson who has been campaigning for equal access to broadband across the council area said that internet providers must work to ensure rural equality.

Cllr Nelson said:

"At the beginning of the year BT indicated that 9% of homes and businesses across ABC had either 'poor or no broadband'. That was unacceptable to us and we immediately lobbied for improvements and investment.

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

"I welcome improvements due in the Aghacommon area however there is more to be done. In particular for those in rural areas, those operating SMEs from their homes and those studying across our Borough. Derrymacash, Derrytrasna and the surrounding areas cannot be left behind.

"We will continue to lobby until we deliver equal broadband access for all."

You can check if you are due an upgrade via the NI Direct website.