High-speed broadband not speeding to town in Mayo

‘Several years before a connection becomes available to international exporter’

Sligo News File

To help Minister for Enterprise Robert Troy understand problems being experienced by business in Mayo , Ballina-based Fianna Fail TD Dara Calleary said he would “try to give him a sense of real broadband issues.”

He went on to explain to Troy that a leading domestic and international exporting company operating out of a small town for nearly 90 years cannot get access to proper broadband to allow it to e-tail the company and provide a better service to its customers, both retail and wholesale.

As well, the town “will not be included in the national broadband plan for several years. Those are the day-to-day challenges facing enterprises in our regions,” said Calleary in the course of a Dail debate.