CONNECTING COUNTY MONAGHAN TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB

16 October 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

TWO COMMUNITY CONNECTION POINTS LAUNCHED UNDER NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN ROLLOUT

Michael Fisher

Two centres in Co. Monaghan are among over fifty sites throughout the country that have been connected to the world wide web this month under the new “connected communities” initiative. Altogether, 275 sites (some of them schools) will be on stream by the end of the year, according to the government. Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD and Eamon Ryan T.D, Minister for the Environment,

Climate and Communications, announced the first group of broadband connection points, a key element of the government’s National Broadband Plan. The new facility is now available at St Alphonsus Community Hall at Connons in the Drummully salient near Clones and at the Wetlands Centre in Ballybay. Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) are among the first premises to be connected under the National Broadband Plan. They are located in some of the most isolated….

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