Higher speed rural broadband on the way

first_imgNewsLocal NewsHigher speed rural broadband on the wayBy Alan Jacques – September 18, 2015 676 Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Advertisement Twitter Advance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ Calls to upgrade Clarina walkway Email Linkedin by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up EIRCOM has confirmed that it will be providing higher speed broadband of up to one gigabit through its ‘fibre to the home’ rural broadband service in Limerick by 2017.It is estimated that this will benefit 66,000 home and businesses throughout the county at a cost of €15 million, as part of a national strategy to rollout 1284 kilometres of additional rural fibre between 2016 and 2020.Fine Gael councillor for City West, Daniel Butler, says the move will benefit areas such as Clarina and Patrickswell. Rural areas in the metropolitan district, he maintains, have suffered with very slow internet access.“I am delighted with this announcement as I have received numerous complaints about broadband speeds from residents particularly in the Clarina/ Ballybrown area.“This investment will benefit 447 premises in Clarina and 554 in Patrickswell so nearly 1000 homes in that area will benefit,” he explained.Currently Limerick receives speeds of up to 10 gigabit from 31 locations throughout the county. Over 14,000 homes will be included in the 2016-2020 rural fibre roll-out in County Limerick. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge TAGSbroadbandClarinaCllr Daniel ButlerEircomFine Gaellimerickpatrickswell Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Print WhatsApp Previous articleCulture afternoon and night owls calling at HuntNext articleGAA – All Ireland U/21 hurling champions homecoming Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limericklast_img read more