Eircom and Government accused of Arranmore Island snub

high speed broadbandBoth Eircom and the Government have been criticised by the Arranmore Island Community Council for what has been suggested is a deliberate snub to the islands community.

Eircom has confirmed that the island is not in it's eFiber broadband plans while the government's rural broadband scheme will not deliver increased speeds until 2020.

It is claimed that a lack of broadband on the island is costing hundreds of potential new jobs.

Council spokesperson Jerry Early says such a snub would not be accepted anywhere else: