Limerick in first rollout of super broadband


first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Advertisement Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival LIMERICK city and Shannon will be among the first places in the country to get the new super-fast fibre broadband which is being rolled out in a €450 million investment by the ESB and Vodaphone.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And every secondary school in the city and county will have broadband by September under a €520 million Government plan.Limerick and Shannon are on the official list of places which will be included in the first phase of the rollout of the new network, which will offer speeds of 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps propelling Ireland into the ranks of the world’s fastest broadband countries.Ireland will also become the first country in Europe to utilise existing electricity infrastructure to deploy fibre directly to homes and businesses, initially reaching 500,000 premises.Subjectto approval from the European Commission, the network will be rolled-out across Ireland in the coming months, with the first customers able to avail of 100 per cent broadband from the start of 2015High speed access will be a boost to business and will give the midwest region a hugely improved chance of attracting investment.It will also make working from home a much more realistic option.Meanwhile, Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Patrick O’Donovan, has said that assurances from the Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte TD, on the roll out of rural broadband are very welcome.“I asked the Minister if the list of locations for broadband access could be extended if other black spots are identified. The Minister said the existing list was not exhaustive and that other communities could be considered.“The Minister said that the total investment being committed to is in the region of €520 million. He said that the roll out of high speed broadband to all second level schools would be completed, as planned, by the start of the new school year in September and added that this was something that the Government had committed to as part of improvements to schools across the State. Previous articleCall for Limerick Council to come to communitiesNext articleAerial Video Mural on the Ranks Building Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twittercenter_img Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsBusinessLimerick in first rollout of super broadbandBy Bernie English – July 4, 2014 716 TAGSbroadbandfeaturedinternetlimerickTechnology last_img

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