West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

McGuire calls for Broadband & Mobile coverage to be addressed through Super councils corporate plan

Published: 21 May, 2015

Sinn Féin councillor Kieran McGuire has called for the lack of broadband and mobile phone coverage in rural areas of the district to be addressed within the council's corporate plan.

Cllr McGuire said,

"At the Governance and Strategic Planning meeting last week I pressed that the councils corporate plan would address the lack of mobile phone coverage and the lack of broadband in rural areas of the district.

"It is vital that we, as a council, actively pursue ways to address these inequalities as they are a major stumbling block for students, businesses and rural communities.

"Access to good quality broadband and mobile phone coverage in rural areas is now an essential basic service that assists both householders in everyday life and helps rural businesses to grow, develop and prosper.

"It is important that we continue to scrutinise broadband and mobile phone roll out to ensure that all rural communities get access to the fastest service available so rural dwellers can use technology to develop their communities in the same way as urban dwellers."