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'Fine balance' to keep all happy through fibre rollout

MT boss says compromise over infrastructure is needed

There has to be a compromise to balance the Isle of Man’s need for better internet with the visual impact of the infrastructure needed.

It's according to Manx Telecom which is aiming to connect 99% of premises on the Island to fibre by 2024.

Over 42% of properties have been reached so far, but the rollout hasn’t been without incident.

An attempt to connect a residential estate in Colby, using telegraph poles, was met with public outrage and saw the company apologise for not communicating effectively.

Chief executive Gary Lamb says there will always be a difference of opinion: 

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