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Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway, Deputy Eugene Murphy has hit out at the continued delays in the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan which he says is having a serious impact on hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in rural Ireland waiting to be connected to the network.
Customer satisfaction with home broadband performance has dropped since last year, according to the independent and impartial price comparison and switching service, Switcher.ie.
Online trading could offer a welcome boost to small businesses in rural Ireland as the Government continues to prioritise high-speed broadband, Deputy Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has said.
Irish Rural Link has warned that the time for making applications under the Rural Broadband Scheme will come to an end on July 29. The scheme applies to households and premises which are outside of the regions covered by the earlier National Broadband Scheme.
The Western Development Commission has this week welcomed the Government’s commitment to providing a universal broadband scheme to all areas, but Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has expressed serious concerns that the scheme omits those with unacceptably low level of service.
Some 33 new electoral districts in Kilkenny now have broadband with a minimum download speed of 1.6Mbps and maximum of 6.8Mbps available.
Galway-based company Lighthouse Networks has just announced the launch of a new Wireless Broadband Service for Galway city and the surrounding areas. The new service is being marketed under the name “Lightnet235” and it provides broadband subscribers in Galway with a very competitively priced broadband service. It uses the very latest fixed wireless access technology and has an entry level price of just €20 per month.
The potential of the National Broadband Scheme currently being rolled out across Ireland by communications company 3 could help transform rural life in County Mayo according to an economic impact report by well known economist Jim Power. The report says that if a high quality and affordable broadband offering like the NBS were to result in the creation of one new SME employing 10 people in each electoral district in Mayo, the economic and financial benefits to the county would be very significant. It would result in the creation of 1,120 jobs; it would result in a net wage injection of €26.9 million into the local economy, which would have an income multiplier effect of up to €53.76 million. It would result in a contribution of €6.72 million to the exchequer, and €896,000 per annum to the local authority. In total it could result in an injection of up to €61.4 million to the local and national economy per annum. Over a five-year period, this would have a net present value of €267.6 million.