Mid Ulster District Council is reminding local people that less than a week remains for them to check if their postcodes are included on a list for broadband improvement.
The Council is supporting a call from the Department for the Economy which is asking broadband suppliers and members of the public to help ensure they have correctly identified all those postcodes that contain premises currently unable to access 30 megabits per second (Mbps) broadband services.
Given that Mid Ulster has the second worst broadband access, with 12% of households affected by poor service, the need to identify areas where there is poor or no connectivity is crucial, according to the Chair of the Council’s Broadband Working Group, Councillor Sean Clarke:
"Mid Ulster District Council’s Broadband Working Group has been campaigning for future proof technology across Mid Ulster.
“Now we have the greatest opportunity to get significant investment in broadband in the rural areas and it is vitally important that every person makes sure that all those areas needing support to get better broadband are identified. Everyone must make the effort to check if their postcode is on the list. Remember to send your response no later than 12.00 pm on the 14 January 2019”.
To check your postcode online visit NI Direct.
For anyone who can’t check online, hard copy lists are available at the council offices in Cookstown, Dungannon and Magherafelt and in local libraries, and via the Department for the Economy on 028 9052 9352.