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Dublin broadband enhancement plans welcomed

29 August, 2011 - by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe has welcomed the news that Eircom is to provide enhanced high speed broadband services to homes and businesses in the greater Dublin area.

Speaking today Deputy Crowe said, “Eircom’s announcement of the locations of Phase one of their fibre roll-out plan, which will provide high-speed broadband services to thousands of home in the greater Dublin area, is very welcome.

“It follows last month’s commitment by Eircom to spend €100 million on this phase of the plan which aims to reach one million premises over the next four years. If everything goes well, by summer 2012 the fibre roll-out will be available for over 100,000 homes in Dublin and selected towns and villages throughout the country.

“Tallaght’s inclusion in Phase one is a major boost for the area. It will be beneficial in sustaining existing businesses and attract new companies to south west Dublin. We must have cutting edge technology and infrastructure if we are serious about attracting high tech businesses.

“The upgrade of Tallaght’s broadband services can act as an incentive that will encourage economic investment and help create employment in what is one of the country’s worst unemployment blackspots.” ENDS

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