Saturday 21 October 2017

Low target for rural broadband speeds are short-sighted and unacceptable

High-speed broadband is as essential as electricity for many businesses (Stock picture)
High-speed broadband is as essential as electricity for many businesses (Stock picture)

Sean Finan

Rural communities are consistently experiencing speeds of less than 1Mbs during peak usage times, while their urban counterparts are capable of receiving 360Mbs in some areas.

This 300-fold gap is having a negative impact on the life and economy of rural Ireland.

High-speed broadband is as essential as electricity for many businesses.

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