Thousands of properties do not get decent broadband

Thursday, 4 January 2018

MORE than 6,000 homes and businesses across the Causeway Coast and Glens District Council area do not have access to a decent broadband connection, new figures have shown.
The findings are part of Ofcom's Connected Nations 2017 report, an in-depth look at communications networks in the UK and its nations.
The report showed progress on the availability of broadband and mobile services which are crucial to people's personal and working lives.
According to Ofcom, the number of homes and offices in Northern Ireland unable to get a decent broadband connection has fallen by 7,000 within a year, however some 56,000 premises still cannot get a good connection. Most of these are in rural areas.
Ofcom currently defines this as broadband offering a download speed of at least 10Mbit/s, with an upload speed of at least 1Mbit/s. The figure has fallen from 63,000 premises last year.


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