A Sinn Féin delegation has met with BT to discuss “poor or no broadband coverage” across the East Derry consituency.
Speaking after the meeting in Dungiven, Assembly candidate Caoimhe Archibald said: “Based on information obtained from constituents, we highlighted a number of areas where there was poor or no broadband service and received feedback on the current level service and when upgrades might become available.
“We received assurances that every effort would be made to deliver service to as many properties as possible and are awaiting feedback on some properties which have had difficulties accessing broadband in the past.
“Overall, the feedback received was very positive, numerous new cabinets have already been installed to deliver fibre broadband and more cabinets are being installed n the next couple of months to deliver it to places where previously there was no service. ”
Sinn Fein Colr. Dermot Nicholl added: “This was a very positive meeting which we plan to follow up on to ensure these broadband blackspots are resolved.”
A BT spokesperson said the meeting was to “provide an opportunity for BT to give an update on progress under the Northern Ireland Broadband Improvement Project (NIBIP) and to give an update on local improvements to the BT network”.
“Feedback was also provided by BT relating to several local postcodes and locations that were supplied by Councillor Nicholl prior to the meeting,” a senior BT representative added.