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14th October 2020
Source: Dundalk Argus
With more people than ever working from home, the vital need for are liable broadband service has emerged.
Large parts of Louth have not been able to access highspeed wi-fi. But the launch of six 'broadband connection points’ which went live in rural parts of Louth in the last week has been a major boost.
Broadband Connection Points (or BCPs) are public locations Which have been selected to receive high-speed connectivity in the first year of the National Broadband Plan.
The locations of the BCPs have been selected by the Department of Rural and Community Development and include public areas such as community halls, libraries, GAA facilities, enterprise hubs, tourist locations and other public spaces.
In Louth these will be located at Templetown and Port beaches, Clogherhead Pier, Mattock Rangers GAA club in Colton, Annaghminnon Rovers GAA club in Stonetownand Killanny GAA club. Another is also in planning at present for Stephenstown.
Visitors to these locations and 275 sites nationwide by the end of the year will be able to connect to hi-speed broadband.
Deputy Denis Naughten has welcomed the fact that the first three broadband connection points in Creeve, Gorlaganny and Tulsk have now gone live, providing high-speed broadband hotspots in those communities.READ MORE
Clare TD Joe Carey said, “Broadband Connection Points are among the first premises to be connected under the National Broadband Plan and are located in some of the most isolated and rural communities in the county.READ MORE
Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD and the Mayor of Kerry, Cllr. Patrick Connor-Scarteen have today launched Kerry’s first Connected Communities Hub or ‘Broadband Connection Point’ at the historic Cable Station, in Knightstown, Valentia. The launch took place by webinar having regard to current public health guidance.READ MORE