While the Government has further delayed a decision on the National Broadband Plan until after Easter, commercial companies are continuing to rollout highspeed broadband in towns across Co Mayo.

The proposed National Broadband Plan aims to provide broadband to the most remote houses and premises in the country, but in the meantime, companies like Eir are providing highspeed broadband to more customers in the less remote areas.

That's according to Mayo FG Councillor Jarlath Munnelly.

Speaking to Midwest News after the monthly meeting of the Ballina Municipal District, Councillor Munnelly cited the example of broadband being rolled out to areas on the outskirts of Killala town. 

However, the difficulties faced by rural areas that don't have broadband have been highlighted by Ballina Independent Councillor Seamus Weir.

While commercial companies are continuing to rollout high-speed broadband in many towns and cities across the country, he says some rural areas are being left behind and it's causing severe difficulties - particularly for those running a business or hoping to work from home.


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