04/04/17

Delivering for Rural Ireland – Minister Humphreys welcomes agreement to supply high-speed broadband to rural communities

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the agreement with eir announced by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD, which means 300,000 more premises, most of which are located in rural Ireland, will have access to high speed quality broadband within 90 weeks.

Speaking today Minister Humphreys said:

“Today’s announcement is a huge boost for rural Ireland and will assist in the further development of the rural economy.  The rollout of the National Broadband Plan is a key element of Realising our Rural Potential, the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development.  Today’s announcement shows the continued commitment of this Government to rural Ireland.

“The agreement with eir will have a direct impact on rural communities and will deliver a boost to rural businesses which are badly in need of high speed broadband access. The Government understands that broadband is a key issue for rural communities and thanks to this new agreement hundreds of additional premises will be connected every day.”

 

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Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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