Perhaps the best way to describe the Internet service many Kings County residents receive is low speed or no speed.
A committee will be struck to look into the lack of high-speed Internet connectivity following a public meeting in Hall’s Harbour.
Huntington Point resident Mike Innis organized the meeting with the goal of establishing a committee to help improve communications and get the lack of high-speed service addressed.
There was a positive response to the idea from those in attendance and Eastlink senior director of Internet Operations and Engineering David Craig said the company would be happy to participate in such a committee.
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Kings West MLA Leo Glavine said he’d begin working to set it up with the Department of Economic and Rural Development the following day.
Glavine, the only elected official to attend the Nov. 21 public meeting at the Hall’s Harbour fire hall, described Internet connectivity in Kings County as less than third world in many regards. He called on Eastlink to improve customer service, as there is a high level of frustration in Kings. Glavine said there have been cases of business neglect on the part of the service provider.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Nov. 27 edition of the Kings County Advertiser.