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Eighty-four locations across east Galway and Connemara will remain without high speed fibre optic broadband, with no guarantee that services will improve in the sort to medium term.
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.”
There has been an increase in the number of reported faults on the eircom network over the last few days as a result of the recent stormy weather conditions. Lightning storms coupled with high winds has resulted in a lot of reported faults on the Mayo network. Nationally, there have been more than 4,500 reported faults on the network.
Ballina and Castlebar are two of thirteen communities included in the Eircom Group fibre rollout, it was announced this week, following last year’s commitment by Eircom to spend €100 million on Phase 1 of a plan that aims to reach one million premises over the next four years.
Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has called on people living in rural areas who are unable to avail of broadband to register for the Rural Broadband Scheme before tomorrow’s deadline.
Galway-based company Lighthouse Networks has just announced the expansion and enhancement of its wireless broadband service in several rural areas of County Galway and County Clare. These include areas around Barna, Headford and Moycullen which have “line of sight” to Tonabrucky. Other areas which now enjoy enhanced coverage include Kinvara, Gort and Loughrea in County Galway, as well as Lahinch, Miltown Malbay and Spanish Point in County Clare.
Some 33 new electoral districts in Kilkenny now have broadband with a minimum download speed of 1.6Mbps and maximum of 6.8Mbps available.
The Western Region is well placed to achieve strong future growth, thanks to the investments of recent years and its educated and skilled workforce. In order to optimise that potential, not only for the good of the region but for national growth and recovery, continued improvements in infrastructure, innovation and the ‘3Es’ (enterprise, employment and education) are vital.
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.
The lack of availability of broadband in lower Achill has been highlighted by the Fine Gael spokesperson on social protection, Deputy Michael Ring.