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Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív says the Government’s National Broadband Scheme doesn’t provide fast enough connections and will be redundant before its roll-out is completed.
Post offices across County Galway should receive high speed broadband in a scheme similar to that used to bring high-speed broadband to secondary schools, Fine Gael East Galway TD Paul Connaughton has demanded.
A civil servant received one of the coldest receptions ever afforded to a visitor at a Galway County Council meeting earlier this week when he gave a presentation on the National Broadband Plan. Sean Griffin from the Department of Communications was handed the unenviable task of delivering an update on the plan, and how it would affect long-suffering internet users in rural Galway. But it was unlikely that Mr Griffin had reckoned on a chamber packed with 39 irate councillors, each of whom was awarded time to speak on the contentious issue. And it was not pretty. At one stage the department representative was even accused of pedalling “happy pills’’ to pacify a bunch that were anything but happy.
The Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Joe McHugh, has reiterated that the National Broadband Plan process will look at prioritising broadband blackspots.
Some 12,000 homes and businesses in Mullingar have access to broadband speeds of up to 100mb, but thousands have yet to sign up.
By Claire O’Brien
Broadband speeds in the county are to increase and could help Mayo attract more new industries.
Broadband is considered the number one infrastructure priority for enterprise growth and job creation. According to Forfás, Ireland's policy advisory board for enterprise and science: “The widespread availability of advanced broadband infrastructure and services is essential to realising future growth potential in existing and emerging sectors. It will also play a key role in supporting the growth of small business and supporting regional development.”
Last week saw the official opening of Eurona Brisknet’s new offices in Roscommon.
Up to 3,851 homes and businesses are now set to reap the benefits of broadband as 3, Ireland's largest high-speed network has completed the rollout of the National Broadband Scheme (NBS) in County Westmeath. Twenty-six electoral districts in the county were chosen for the scheme and are now covered.