Two year wait for advanced broadband for Kinlough

Residents in Kinlough will not be too happy to hear that they may need to wait another two years before they have advanced broadband services.

Fine Gael Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked Pat Rabittee Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources “if his attention has been drawn to the lack of broadband service in the Kinlough area of north Leitrim.”

Deputy McLoughlin asked the minister for a solution to be put forward “regarding this lack of vital modern communications infrastructure for this community.”

Minister Rabbitte said, “The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses, including those in County Leitrim.

“These developments have been facilitated through the implementation of measures in the National Broadband Plan, including the conclusion of ComReg’s multiband spectrum auction, and the new regulatory regime for fixed line Next Generation Access and service bundles. Both of these measures are designed to incentivise the rollout of services by operators.”

He stated, “I am aware of at least one service provider announcing that it will be providing advanced broadband services in Kinlough in County Leitrim” before July 2016.


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