Harris announces €59 million broadband investment for 14,000 Wicklow Premises

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Fine Gael Ministers in Laragh on Tuesday

Minister Simon Harris TD along with the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and Communications Minister Richard Bruton TD travelled to Laragh on Wednesday (Nov 19th) to launch the National Broadband Plan. The Government has signed a contract to deliver high-speed internet hubs in towns and villages across Ireland. The hubs will be located in libraries, community centres, schools and local GAA facilities.

Minister Simon Harris TD said:

“High speed broadband is a critical piece of infrastructure for families and businesses in County Wicklow. Under the contract signed by the government today 14000 premises across county Wicklow will benefit from the government investment in broadband”.

“I was delighted the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and Minister for Communication could visit St Kevin’s National School and the Brockagh Resource Centre to meet the community and demonstrate the government’s commitment to rural communities”

“The future will be about home and remote working, students accessing more and more information online, distance learning, smart-farming, remote healthcare and so much more. None of this will be possible without high-speed, future-proofed, broadband”.

“Today’s announcement in Laragh, is quite simply the biggest investment in rural Ireland since electrification. Fine Gael is delivering on transforming the country for the better and providing more opportunities to all”.

List of Wicklow Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) to be rolled out in 2020

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