Donegal in 19th place in Irish broadband speed table

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One-in-three people say they may have to move to cities in Ireland get better broadband.

Two new studies have shown that connections in some rural areas are so bad that emails can't be opened.

The Irish Independent claims the worst area is Legan in Longford, which has an average download speed which can be 36 times slower than parts of Dublin.

Website Switcher.ie carried out 27-thousand tests and found that a third of customers were left unable to perform basic online tasks.

Donegal is ranked 19th among the 26 counties, with an average speed of 13.44 mps, compared to 44.85 in Dublin and 7.25 in Longford.

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Meanwhile Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has called on Ministers Denis Naughton and Heather Humphreys to give the new taskforce set up to improve mobile and broadband services more power.

He says the the taskforce must involve the relevant bodies in order to come up with solutions for poorly serviced areas: