Alliance East Antrim MLA, Stewart Dickson, is pleased to welcome Virgin Broadband to the areas of Hedgelea Road, Newtownabbey and are shortly to step into the Greenisland and Carrickfergus areas.
Mr Dickson said: “I have been attempting to resolve British Telecom (BT) Broadband issues in the Greenisland area for several residents. This let me to also engage with Virgin Media, who are actively looking at providing broadband in Greenisland and Carrickfergus.
“I have been pressing for greater broadband provision for East Antrim for a considerable time. While I am pleased at the arrival of Virgin Broadband, it is necessary due to the failures of BT to deliver high quality broadband provision from their Whiteabbey Exchange.
“Virgin will bring much needed broadband, but will also provide invaluable competition. BT have enjoyed a monopoly for far too long. This has resulted in poor internet services in East Antrim, and poor services across Northern Ireland."