Michael Ring TD has welcomed the news that the first group of Broadband Connection Points, a key element of the Government’s National Broadband Plan, have been connected.
Deputy Ring stated: "Broadband Connection Points (BCPs ) are among the first premises to be connected under the National Broadband Plan. I was very pleased to be in a position to allocate funding to this initiative in my former capacity as Minister for Rural and Community Development.
"The Broadband Connection Points will provide communities with free high-speed internet access at publicly-accessible sites under the Government’s new Connected Communities initiative. More than 50 locations have already been connected by Vodafone Ireland and NBI nationally, with more sites to be installed each week from now until the end of the year and beyond.
"The two Broadband Connection Points which have been connected in Mayo so far are located in Killasser Community Centre and Taugheen Community Centre."