€62 MILLION TO BE INVESTED IN MONAGHAN UNDER NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN

9 August 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Almost half of premises in Monaghan still without high-speed broadband in 2019

The roll out of high-speed broadband to over 15,000 premises in Monaghan has moved one step closer, as the Government announced that work to finalise the contract for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) is well progressed (report here). This is welcome news for the many homes and business premises in County Monaghan which are adversely affected by lack of broadband and many of which have been lobbying their local representatives for years to get the same services as their counterparts in the capital and major cities around the country.

The high-speed broadband rollout will cover the remaining 48% of premises in the county. Communications Minister Richard Bruton recently told the Cabinet that, “It is crucial that we move to sign the contract so that the one million people who today are without access, are not left behind”. National Broadband Ireland (NBI) is the Preferred Bidder for the contract, and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar…

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