Monday 20 November 2017

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

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)

Denis Naughten

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.

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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