General Election candidate in the Roscommon East Galway constituency Eddie Conroy, has strongly condemned Eir and the Government for the total exclusion of Boyle, Elphin, Roscommon Town, Tulsk and Williamstown from its current plans to provide Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Internet access speeds.
According to Mr Conroy “Whilst these areas currently have or are in the process of getting upgraded to Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC), these areas are to be completely overlooked for the greater 1 Gb Internet speeds until at least sometime after 2020 under Eir’s current FTTH rollout plans.
FTTC, known as Fibre to the Cabinet or eFibre can deliver download speeds of up to 100 Mb per second.
FTTH, known as Fibre to the Home can deliver speeds of up to 1000 Mb per second (1 Gb)
Many homes and businesses in these areas are already struggling with their existing broadband speeds, and knowing now that there are no plans to improve the speeds in these neglected areas for at least another 5 years raises multiple questions about this Government’s and Eir’s commitment to providing proper High Speed Internet across Ireland” the statement concludes.
Eir’s planned rollout of FTTH for 2016 – 2020 to the country can be viewed here: