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New €5 million Limerick Broadband Launched

Fri 4th June, Limerick, Ireland – Dermot Ahern, T.D., Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, today formally switched-on the new Limerick Broadband network in the city.
The new network consists of 42 kms of high speed fibre running through the city centre and its environs. Built at a cost of €5 million, it has been delivered on time and on budget.
Limerick Broadband (Metropolitan Area Network) is part of the national 70 million Euro rollout of high speed communications in 25 key towns and cities across the State. This national broadband initiative is 90% funded by the Government under the National Development Plan 2000-2006, and is co-funded by the EU under the European Regional Development Fund. It is in partnership with the Shannon Broadband partners – Shannon Development, Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council.
Minister Ahern expects shortly to announce the appointment of a company to manage and sell on the communications links nationally to telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers.
Hopefully this company will realise the full potential of this network to support both business and the community
– Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources | An Roinn Cumarsáide, Mara agus Acmhainní Nádúrtha.