Boost for South East Broadband Blackspots

Wexford’s broadband black spots will no longer have to wait for High Speed Broadband, that’s according to Imagine.

They’ve announced the first 210 town lands in the county, that have been waiting for high speed broadband, will be connected to Imagine’s New National LTE Fibre Network.

Speaking of the announcement Brian O’Donohoe, Commercial Director of Imagine said

“LTE is a game changer in delivering high speed broadband service to Regional and Rural Ireland. In Australia, Germany, France, China and Japan LTE is used as an alternative or to replace existing copper lines to deliver NGA broadband services and is the quickest and most efficient way to meet the demand and need in Rural and Regional Ireland.”

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Rural communities need broadband now, say Cllrs

It’s unacceptable that there is no broadband in the village of Castletown Geoghegan and other rural communities, a Westmeath county councillor says.

Speaking at the April meeting of the Mullingar Municipal District, Fine Gael’s Cllr Andrew Duncan said that the lack of adequate broadband coverage is a “massive issue” in the affected communities.

Cllr Una D’Arcy said that the provision of adequate broadband is as important to today’s rural communities as the electrification programme was in the past.

The lack of adequate broadband in many parts of north Westmeath is preventing many small businesses from expanding, she said.

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