SOME 18,950 households and 5,250 businesses across Cavan need broadband. Most large towns, including Cavan, Cootehill and Bailieborough, will be serviced by the private sector by the end of this year, but pockets of the county with large populations will require intervention by the State.
They include Dunaree, where 791 premises are located. Around 24 will not be served by the private sector.
Other built-up areas where the private sector will not provide a high-speed internet link include parts of Drumalee, Mullagh and Virginia. The properties are across 1,990 townlands. Of these, 946 have 10 or fewer properties.
A total of 52,004 premises across Donegal need broadband. Of these, 43,580 are households and the remainder are businesses.
Commercial operators will provide a service to around half of all homes and businesses in the county by the end of this year, but the map clearly shows that the Inishowen peninsula and much of the county will rely on the State.
Pockets of large towns, including Ardaravan, Magheracar, Ballymacarry and Ballynally, will not be served by the private sector. The largest area with no private investment is Brinlack, where 285 properties are located.
The properties are spread across 2,661 townlands. Of these, 859 have 10 or fewer properties.
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