Rural Broadband is an election issue

Local Fianna Fail TD’s are trumpeting the announcement of Tipperary towns and villages getting Broadband from Eircom. There is one important piece of information missing from their press release / vote for me message.
The vital piece of info missing is the install date. There is none. Therefore there is no commitment. Damien Mulley already covered this missing piece of vital information.
What Fianna Fail fail to grasp is that we could all have broadband if we had a scheme that encourages rural communities to be connected by independent broadband providers from the local area.
The Government i.e. Fianna Fail and the Progressive Democrats made a total mess of this as the community broadband scheme pays out on the number connected not on the expense of connecting isolated rural communities.
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