Ardboe hosts public meeting to discuss broadband issues


A MEETING between local representatives and broadband providers has been taken place in Ardboe.

It follows complaints by constituents and businesses about the poor quality of the service in the Loughshore area.

SDLP Assembly member Patsy McGlone organised the meeting which was attended by Cookstown councillors Deirdre Mayo and Christine McFlynn.

Speaking afterwards Mr McGlone said: “We had a very well-attended meeting at the Ardboe Parish Centre where we sought to address the problems with the fixed-line broadband service in the Loughshore area.

“My office has dealt with numerous requests from constituents, both private individuals and local businesses, keen to avail of a broadband account. However the current landline network in the area is simply incapable of providing a reliable and secure service.

“I’d like to thank all those who took part, particularly Scott McClelland from Bluebox Broadband who gave a presentation on the alternative wireless service they offer,” said Mr McGlone.

“Those who attended said they found the information useful in the effort to resolve their broadband dilemmas. Anyone seeking assistance on this or other issues, or would like more information, can contact my office on 028 8675 8175.”

Broadband coverage in the Loughshore area has been poor with both private individuals and local businesses keen to avail of a broadband account, but due to the state of the current landline network are unable to do so.