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Broadband will be a hot-button issue in this election

Much of rural Ireland needs high-speed broadband – and quickly – in order to survive. Expect voters to bear that in mind at the ballot box on February 8

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
19th January, 2020
Connectivity will play a different role in this election than the last

While housing, the environment, and Brexit will understandably dominate the headlines over the next few weeks, the role of broadband in the general election can’t be ignored. The phrase urban-rural divide gets bandied about to the point of losing relevance, but one area in which where there is no doubt a mighty chasm is connectivity.

Just look along the western seaboard, then at a good chunk of the midlands, and you’ll find no...

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