- Published: Monday, 22 September 2014 07:30
Online demands for telecomms
Two online petitions launched separately at the weekend by islanders are demanding equal access to broadband and mobile phone service. A petition on the Care2 Petition Site aimed at Vodafone demands better service for customers in the islands, and has attracted a quarter of the 1,000 signatures it needs within a week. Petitioners say: “We pay the same for an intermittent, poor quality 2G service as someone on the other side of the Minch who has an uninterrupted, 3G or 4G service. It’s about time Vodafone recognise this or release unhappy customers from contracts which they have been unable to fulfill.“ A separate petition’s been launched to pressure BT into improved broadband speeds for islanders. On the Change.org site, it states: “Sign this petition to put pressure on BT to identify that there is a problem and repair the infrastructure to previous levels. We should be getting what we pay for.” Signatures totalled over 100 within two hours yesterday.