LOCAL COUNCILLORS SUPPORT INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS RURAL BROADBAND FRUSTRATIONS

21 October 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Addressing continuing frustrations with rural broadband is the subject of an initiative from the Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) Ltd.
ICBAN, is a cross-border partnership of Councils along the border area known as the Central Border Region, and includes the County Council areas of Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo.

Councillor Sinead Maguire, Chair of ICBAN explains the reasoning for the project:
“There are common business challenges and frustrations which arise from not being able to access and use the internet, by virtue of location alone.
“This is not forgetting the teachers whose interactive white boards can’t operate to support curriculum content, the farm family worried about submitting their returns online and on time, or University students less inclined to return home as much as they might like to because the home wi-fi doesn’t meet their expanding demands.

“This report by ICBAN is an initiative to help address these challenges by focusing on the technical infrastructure solutions.

“We have broadband delivery and access across many parts of our region, and those involved should be commended….
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