Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has said the fact that Balbriggan, Malahide, Portmarnock, Rush, Skerries and Swords will be among the first 50 towns to get a new super-fast broadband service will be positive for local communities.
“Balbriggan, Malahide, Portmarnock, Rush, Skerries and Swords will be among the first towns to receive a new super-fast broadband service this year under a joint venture by the ESB and Vodafone. These six communities will be the first in the whole of Dublin to have access to this service. As a result, the broadband speed which will be available to customers in the North County will be at least four times faster than that available in Dublin City.
“This will be great news, not only for those who use broadband in their own homes, but also to businesses in our local area. The provision of broadband speeds which are on par with some of the world’s leading cities will support local businesses and will increase their potential for growth.
“This initiative will be complementary to the Government’s National Broadband Plan which aims to ensure that every home in Ireland has access to broadband by 2020. The €450 million investment by ESB and Vodafone in broadband infrastructure throughout the country will contribute to our continued economic recovery and the provision of super-fast broadband will assist in attracting more businesses to Dublin Fingal which will increase job creation in local communities throughout the North County.”