Causeway Coast and Glens residents encouraged to respond to broadband consultation
Mon, December 17, 2018
Residents across the Causeway Coast and Glens have been encouraged to check postcode lists showing poor broadband areas.
It follows a call from the Department for the Economy to broadband suppliers and members of the public to ensure that all postcodes with premises currently unable to access 30 megabits per second (Mbps) have been correctly identified.
The lists can be checked online or hard copies are available at reception desks in Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council offices in Cloonavin (Coleraine), Riada House (Ballymoney), Sheskburn House (Ballycastle) and Connell Street (Limavady).
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers said: “This project is very important, especially for rural communities who currently experience poor broadband provision. In order to make improvements we need to ensure that all relevant areas are correctly identified and on the list.”
The postcode data collection is part of preparatory work that could see an investment of up to £200m spent on telecoms infrastructure in Northern Ireland, primarily in rural areas.
To check the online postcode lists visit www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/check-your-postcodes-listed-broadband-improvement.
For further information go to www.economy-ni.gov.uk/project-stratum
The deadline for responses is 12pm January 14th 2019.