Concerns Urban Areas Of Clare May Fall Behind Rural Regions In Broadband Rollout

There are concerns that urban areas of Clare may end up falling behind rural parts of this county in the rollout of the National Broadband Plan.

It comes as new figures released through the Oireachtas revealed just 11 premises in this county have been surveyed for the rollout of the plan in the last 10 weeks.

Just 15.7 percent of homes have been surveyed in this county so far, a figure that is only lower in Offaly.


National Broadband Ireland say the works continue to progress here in areas in South East Clare that full under Limerick and Gort’s deployment areas, with surveys also underway for premises in Kilkishen.

CEO of the Western Development Commission and Quin man, Tomas O Siochain, believes despite the delays, certain areas of rural Clare are now future proofed, while some urban regions aren’t.