A PETITION calling for better broadband internet has been launched to push for the legal right to access broadband of two megabytes per second.
Community development worker Deirdre Henderson started the online petition after growing increasingly frustrated with low connection speeds across the Mull of Kintyre area.
The speeds are so slow that many people in Southend have reported they struggle to check their e-mails in the evenings when traffic is high.
A recent survey by Highlands and Islands Enterprise set two megabytes per second as the ‘basic level’ broadband speed;in Southend it rarely reaches one megabyte per second.
Deirdre’s petition asks for the legal right to two megabytes per second,and also calls on broadband providers to be forbidden from charging customers full price if they receive a slower service than that which is advertised.
For the full story,see the Campbeltown Courier,September 28 2012 or on line at www.campbeltowncourier.co.uk/digital