By Heather Killen
The Valley-based group demanding better broadband service has taken their complaints to the premier’s office.
The Faux Broadband Facebook group met with Stephen McNeil, MLA for Annapolis, on March 4 at his constituency office in Middleton. About a dozen members of the group updated McNeil about the group’s activities.
This online group was created earlier this year to raise the issue of the inadequate access to broadband in rural Nova Scotia and has quickly grown to more than 230 members across the province.
Nancy Godfrey, organizer, said she thinks the meeting with McNeil was productive and the first step in a process.
“I think the meeting went as well as could be expected,” said Nancy Godfrey. “No one had any expectations of actual action taking place at it, but I think everyone, including Mr. McNeil, came out of it with a broader understanding of the core issues.”
She added that it probably helps that as a resident of rural Nova Scotia, the premier has direct experience with the broadband service.
Mathew Guy said, in an online update to the group, that they presented the premier with the information they have collected, including a map showing the results of speed tests run by members across region.
McNeil told them, that up until this meeting, the complaints to reach his office have been mainly centered around residents with no connection, rather than slow speeds.
He added that he has mainly heard…
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