New broadband scheme must set minimum standard – Mc Conalogue

There has been a mixed reaction locally to the governments announcement of a new Rural Broadband Scheme aimed at providing universal broadband access throughout Ireland by the end of 2012.

Failte Ireland has welcomed the move, saying it is a welcome development particularly for counties like Donegal.

Meanwhile Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie McConolougue says the scheme is flawed in that in only applies to homes and businesses with no current internet access.

He says many people in Donegal are classed as having broadband, but in reality, it is so limited it shouldn't be classed as broadband at all.

Deputy McConolougue says a minimum standard of provision must be set..........