Ian Paisley Jr says Rathlin Island broadband is abominable

Tuesday, November 13th 2012
Rathlin Island is stuck with unacceptably slow broadband, according to Ian Paisley Jr.
Ian Paisley Jr says Rathlin Island broadband is abominable
The problem of poor broadband connectivity on Rathlin Island off the coast of Northern Ireland has been highlighted by North Antrim MP Ian Paisley Jr.

At Westminster, the politician urged Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary Owen Paterson to visit the island and see for himself the standard of local broadband services, which Mr Paisley described as "absolutely abominable".

Speaking after the session, Mr Paisley said it is "vital" that residents and businesses on Rathlin Island are not forgotten about as the government aims to bring next-generation broadband to communities across the UK, reports the Ballymoney Times.

By 2015, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition is looking to deliver the best super-fast broadband network in Europe, with minimum speeds of 24Mbps for 90 per cent of the country.

"I will continue to pursue in parliament what I believe is an issue of utmost importance and we must strive to ensure that Rathlin has the best connectivity possible," he added.

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