Leitrim councillor slams “public back-slapping” over broadband rollout

A Leitrim councillor has expressed his surprise over what he calls the ‘public back slapping’ that National Broadband Ireland have engaged in after the company managed to make their 30,000th connection earlier this month.

County Waterford was the location for the milestone connection to the National Broadband Ireland (NBI) high-speed fibre network, which was rolled out under the National Broadband Plan.

NBI now claim to have connections in each of the 26 counties and 118,000 premises are ready to connect by signing up with one of their 60 retail partners.

Manorhamilton Municipal District Councillor, Sean McDermott, says the scheme has been dogged by controversy from the get go with targets being consistently missed, he says there is little reason for celebration

The Fine Gael Councillor says the lack of adequate of Broadband is preventing businesses from locating in many rural areas: