Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, and Wicklow TD Andrew Doyle has welcomed the news that more Wicklow premises will have access to commercial high speed broadband in the coming months.
Minister for Communication, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD has announced that an additional 5,446 premises in Wicklow will have access to high speed broadband over the next 90 weeks.
“Lack of access to high speed broadband has been an issue in many areas of rural Ireland including parts of rural Wicklow; I am delighted that a strong government strategy has been put in place to remedy this problem. “
A Broadband Intervention Map has also been made available the Department’s website. The map shows us that 67% of premises in Wicklow currently have access to high speed broadband provided by commercial operators. This new initiative will ensure that 77% of premises will have access by the end of 2018 and the majority of the remaining premises will have access by the end of 2020.
“This latest progression highlights areas of Wicklow that do not have access to high speed broadband through commercial operators. Government intervention will ensure that each premises these areas will have access to high speed broadband by 2020. This will be of huge benefit to businesses, schools and households across rural Wicklow.”
For more information you can visit: www.broadband.gov.ie ;