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Thursday, 24th June 2021

McKee to highlight broadband issues in East Meath

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Councillor Stephen McKee.

"Waiting months-on-end for broadband is simply not good enough"

Fianna Fáil Councillor, Stephen McKee, has secured a meeting with Cormac McCann, the Broadband Officer for County Meath, to raise issues around broadband affecting residents across South Drogheda & East Meath.

After McKee brought the topic up at the recent Area Meeting, Mr McCann has agreed to attend the July meeting to discuss broadband issues with members.

“Many residents, particularly in newer housing developments in the area, are in regular contact with me saying that they don’t have broadband provision and are waiting months-on-end and longer in some cases. This is simply not good enough” McKee said.

“Despite ongoing efforts to require developers to provide broadband connections at the same time as connecting the ESB, it seems that Open Eir are very slow in many cases in delivering fibre broadband into new developments. We need to ensure that the process is speeded up.”

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“With many residents now working remotely, delivering effective broadband has never been more important both in urban and rural areas. We also need to look at how we can use facilities in the community as remote working hubs.

“As part of the new Library and Community building for Bettystown, I have proposed that a business hub be included in the plans for the building.

“I am also working with the Management Committee of the new Duleek/Bellewstown Community Facility on something similar for the new building.

“These new facilities have the potential to not only be places for community use but also as a base for local people in business who wish to avail of broadband, meet like-minded individuals and share ideas and support one another.”

“With more and more people able and wishing to work from home, we need to do all we can to provide the broadband provision that they need both for work and entertainment purposes” he concluded.

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