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Rural Internet investment welcomed

8 May, 2013 - by Oliver McMullan

Sinn Féin Agriculture spokesperson Oliver McMullan has welcomed the announcement from DARD Minister Michelle O’Neill that another £5 million will be spent in order to connect more rural areas to the internet.

 Mr. McMullan said,

 “I welcome the fact that the Minister is living up to her pledge to connect rural areas to the Internet.

 “Today the internet plays a major role in peoples lives whether it is educational, recreational or even shopping and all areas should have the ability to connect to it.

 “It is also crucial in attracting inward investment into rural areas that they have a modern high speed connection for businesses to use.

 “Many rural area do not have connectivity or really slow Internet speeds so the announcement yesterday of another £5m investment will be welcome news for those areas.

 “This brings the total investment to over £7.5m from the Department of Agriculture so that everyone whether rural or urban can have access to the latest Internet.”

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