16 October 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Communnity Centres could facilitate remote working

Michael Fisher

Two centres in the Ballybay and Clones areas are among over fifty sites throughout the country that have been connected to the world wide web this month under a National Broadband Plan initiative designed to connect local communities. As reported elsewehere, the two centres now providing public access to the world wide web are at the Wetlands building in Ballybay and at the hall at Connons, in the Drummully salient a few kilomteres from Clones.

In a presentation to the September meeting of Ballybay Clones Municipal District, Monaghan County Council’s broadband officer John McArdle explained that the other community centres located in the Municipal District which will avail of government funding via the local authority are: Corcaghan Community Centre; Carn Resource Centre, Aghabog; Tullycorbet Community Centre; Drumhowan Geraldines Community Centre and Latton Resource Centre. Mr McArdle explained that the installation involved the fitting of radio links at the side of buildings. Sometimes there were difficulties with line of sight but more surveying was being…

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