McConalogue questions passing of deadline for broadband scheme

Donegal North East Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue says he'll be pressing Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte to outline how he intends ensuring that people in rural areas can apply for broadband into the future.

This week saw the deadline pass for inclusion in the latest Rural Broadband Scheme, which Deputy Mc Conalogue sought to have extended, claiming it wasn't properly advertised and details of the scheme were not clear.

That call was rejected, with Deputy Mc Conalogue saying it's ironic that the Rural Broadband Scheme was ending at the same time a major broadband upgrade was being announced for Letterkenny.

He says he'll be pursuing the matter when the Dail resumes.........

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