20 per cent without broadband in rural areas - report

Slow internet affects business, say 70 per cent of rural small firms

25th May, 2016
A quarter of people in Irish villages can't get broadband, report says Pic Pixabay

New research has found that one in five people in rural Ireland still cannot get access to high-speed internet, despite broadband penetration rates as high as 90 per cent in some rural areas. The report, produced by Amárach for Vodafone Ireland, also finds that a quarter of Ireland’s rural population would be forced to move to urban locations if it was not for broadband.

The report, called 'Connected Futures: Bridging Ireland’s Urban-Rural...

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