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No plans for minimum broadband speed

Thu, 08 Dec 2016


The Chairman of the Communications Commission says there are no plans to implement a minimum broadband speed on the Island.

All households with a fixed telephone line can get broadband, while over 90% can get fibre optic coverage, but Ayre and Michael MHK Tim Baker is concerned that some residents are stuck with a poor connection.

However, Bill Malarkey explained at this week's sitting of the House of Keys that there is currently no system in place to monitor the quality of broadband on the Island, while there's no intention to mandate a minimum speed.

Mr Baker described coverage in some rural areas as totally inadequate, but Mr Malarkey offered assurances that improving internet options outside the main towns is a priority for the Council of Ministers.

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