Comment: Rural SMEs have already been left behind

Broadband plan backlash was inevitable, writes Leanna Byrne

15th July, 2016
Broadband move revives 'digital divide' claims Pic Pixabay

When the government announced this week that instead of rolling out an all-Ireland broadband it will put it out for private investors to build, it rocked the cages of rural businesses into a frenzy.

In a Dáil debate this week, Independent TD Mattie McGrath kicked to touch the proposal. He said that people living in rural Ireland are being treated unequally.

Noel Grealish brought up the “massive digital divide” between rural and urban...

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