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‘High speed broadband how are you?’

Some new system will have been invented before broadband is rolled out to rural Ireland at the present speed

WITH NPHET advising the government that working from home should continue where possible, a Kerry councillor has pointed out that this emphasises even more the importance of the roll-out of high quality broadband to rural Ireland. 

There is no telling, at this stage, how long restrictions will be required and the workforce will need to operate from their homes but the “totally inadequate” national boadband roll-out has not served us well, CllrMichael Cahill has pointed out.

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“It is having a stressful impact on workers and it could be detrimental to the output of our businesses throughout the country. Surely we can look at putting more manpower, and any other sources required, at the coalface of the broadband roll-out to speed up the process,” he added.

Cllr Cahill said the notion that the national broadband roll-out will take seven years is laughable.

He said it’s about time that the government and National Broadband Ireland got their act in order.

“The provision of high-speed broadband today to homes and businesses is equally as important as the supply of water and electricity when first connected,” Cllr Cahill insisted.

“As I said before, some new system will have been invented before broadband is rolled out to rural Ireland at the present speed. High speed broadband, how are you?” he remarked.