Sinn Féin local election candidate Conor D. McGuinness has criticised the continued delay with the rollout of Eir’s 300k rural fibre broadband to Clashmore.
“The target date for completion has been put back time and time again as Eir continues to shift the goalposts. Residents of the village are rightly frustrated and angry.
“I have written to the Broadband Officer for Waterford City and County to outline my concerns about this delay. Eir are now estimating that delivery will be completed before the end of the year.
“Over 200 households in Clashmore and surrounding areas will benefit from the roll out of 300k rural fibre broadband. This isn’t just about streaming music or watching movies, high speed internet connection allows people in rural Ireland to start and expand businesses, to work in their own villages, and to enjoy the same connectivity and access to information as people in larger towns and cities.”
“I am determined that our towns and villages should offer the opportunity for safe, sustainable and prosperous communities to thrive. I believe in promoting sustainable rural development and the creation of quality, dependable jobs that give young workers stability, a decent living and the opportunity to build a future in Co Waterford.
“This will not happen as long as the Government plays politics with rural broadband and as long as private providers are let off the hook. I will continue to advocate for Clashmore and the surrounding area.”