Virgin Decline WiFi in Carrick
WiFi hotspots will not be made available in Carrick town centre as part of the current work by Virgin Media.
16:41 11 February 2019
Mid and East Antrim councillor Andrew Wilson has expressed disappointment after it was revealed that WiFi hotspots will not be made available in Carrick town centre as part of the current work by Virgin Media.
He said: “At our full council meeting in December, I had added a recommendation to a proposal linked to the ongoing work by Virgin Media that we should actively explore options for adding WiFi hotspots to our town centre to improve connectivity.
“It was my view that such a gesture would help act as a goodwill gesture given the disruption that residents will endure in Carrickfergus, following similar work in Greenisland.”
Responding to the complaints, a spokesperson for Virgin Media said: “Virgin Media has more than 3.5 million WiFi hotspots across the UK and is an exclusive service for its customers. We have explained in meetings that WiFi hotspots in the town centre is not part of our current plans however we are open to further discussions with the local council to explore further possible opportunities.”