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BROADBAND FOR ALL?

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8 Oct 2015 Comments Off on BROADBAND FOR ALL?

A presentation to Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council by a Dept of Communications representative that conjured up a vision of a nation wrapped in an all-encompassing comfort blanket of cutting-edge broadband availability five years from now was received with what could best be described as a wary welcome from the local authority’s elected men and women. But you only look a gift horse in the mouth if you’ve let a few cart horses park themselves in the thoroughbred stables – and our Co Councillors had heard too many panacea-promising pitches ...

INTOLERABLE! – PRESSURE MOUNTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN CO MONAGHAN BROADBAND COVERAGE

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26 Jun 2015 Comments Off on INTOLERABLE! – PRESSURE MOUNTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN CO MONAGHAN BROADBAND COVERAGE

PETER HUGHES Inadequacies in the level of broadband coverage had now reached intolerable levels in Co Monaghan and were forming a major impediment to economic development. This was the consensus view of the members of Monaghan Co Council on Monday in a debate at their Annual Meeting on a motion tabled by Seamus Coyle. The Fianna Fáil representative moved: “That Monaghan Co Council condemns totally the Fine Gael/Labour Government’s decision to end the “National Broadband Scheme”, which will result for many in a 75% price hike of €176 per year, for a poor ...

Potential within Monaghan to establish major IT facility, County Council told

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6 May 2011 One Comment

Potential exists within Co Monaghan for the establishment of a Data Centre facility to service one of the world’s leading information technology companies, the members of Monaghan Co Council were informed when they met on Tuesday. The Council received a presentation from Claire Cunningham of the IT Forum, one of six business leaders’ forums established under the Economic Development Strategy put into operation last year by the Monaghan Co Enterprise Board. Outlining developments in the provision of broadband services in the county, the Forum Chairperson told the meeting ...