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A Leitrim Councillor says it could be 2027 before some homes in Leitrim will be connected to high speed broadband. Brendan Barry claims that €50 million was paid to investors in fees and interest from the National Broadband plan before a single house was connected. He is now urging the…

The fact that the National Broadband Plan is set to miss its revised target of 60,000 homes by the end of the year has been described as another major blow for rural Ireland.     The Government has confirmed that just 35,000 homes will be passed by the end of…

A Sligo councillor says the National Broadband Plan is now running 8 months behind schedule. Sligo Fianna Fail Councillor Donal Gilroy says last month it was expected only 60% of houses that were planned for this year would be connected. However, it now appears they have fallen further behind, he…

A Broadband Connection Point has gone live at Sooey Hall in Sligo. This BCP will provide high-speed broadband to the Sooey community in advance of homes and businesses receiving high-speed broadband. Sooey Hall will be one of ten locations in Sligo where the service will be supplied. Sligo Drumcliffe Cllr…

A north west MEP says the government need to explore the prospect of accelerating the National Broadband Plan. Chris MacManus met with representatives from NBI who indicated they were open to discussing speeding up the rollout. It’s scheduled to take a total of 7 years however, during the meeting the…

A Donegal TD is criticising the rollout of the National broadband Plan in the county. In a response to a question from Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle, the Minister for Communication, Eamon Ryan, said around 20% of premises had been surveyed in Donegal. He went on to say that ‘about half’…

A Sligo Councillor has expressed concerns that there is a major digital divide establishing itself right across the North West.   Councillor Sinead Magurie says there is a digital divide that is denying children equal access to education during the Covid-19 pandemic and that those living rurally are finding it…