Ruane calls for better broadband access across South Down | Latest Newry News, Newry Sport and Newry Business for Newry City

Ruane calls for better broadband access across South Down

Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has called for better broadband access across rural South Down.

broadband2Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane said, “Rural areas in South Down have some of the lowest broadband speeds across the north.

“This affects not only businesses in South Down but school children who rely on broadband connectivity to complete basics tasks.

“Low speed broadband from Derryleckagh to Drumgath and beyond offer speeds below 2mpbs – this is simply not acceptable. Basic tasks such as opening emails cannot be completed at these speeds.

“We need to commit to improving the broadband coverage for all of South Down as soon as we can.

Article continues below:

September 2016She added, “Broadband is an essential service and South Down should not be left behind. Providing proper fibre broadband across rural areas would help local businesses and would help fulfil our young peoples educational needs.”

Short URL:

Posted by on Sep 27 2016. Filed under Politics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Find us on Facebook

Log in | Designed by Gabfire themes