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I'm changing internet plan to ensure no one is left behind

Denis Naughten

Published 06/07/2016 | 02:30

This is our moment, our chance to open up new horizons and new possibilities for Irish businesses and families; to empower all our communities, urban and rural; and to chart a new course for our country in a world that is more connected than ever. (Stock picture)
This is our moment, our chance to open up new horizons and new possibilities for Irish businesses and families; to empower all our communities, urban and rural; and to chart a new course for our country in a world that is more connected than ever. (Stock picture)

Earlier this year, newspapers across Ireland sent out a call for people to share their memories of what has justifiably been called the greatest social revolution in Ireland: the rural electrification scheme.

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It would be hard to overestimate the extraordinary impact that rural electrification had on Irish society. Yesterday, I announced an important milestone in what I believe is a project that, for scale and significance, matches rural electrification.

This project has, at its heart, a single, clear goal: to deliver high-speed broadband to every citizen and premises in Ireland.

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