Following complaints from a number of constituents, Mr Dickson began talks with Virgin Media over the issue, with the organisation expressing their desire to set up an ultrafast broadband network in the area.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Greenisland residents and will allow them to experience faster broadband speeds. I have been informed by representatives of Virgin Media there will be minimal disruption during this process and have received guarantees the interests of residents will be first and foremost,” he said.
“Construction work near busy schools will be completed with minimal disruption and all work will be done as quickly and safely as possible, so there will be no major disruption to any one property.
“This should go a long way to eradicate the current broadband problems in Greenisland and I would hope Virgin Media will be able to continue to move eastward into Carrickfergus, Whitehead and Larne, and then into more rural areas of my East Antrim constituency in the future.”
The work by Virgin Media is due to begin on Monday, August 7.