For nearly two years now, Musk-owned SpaceX has been launching fleets of internet satellites into low-Earth orbit in a bid to bring internet to the most remote locations in the world.
Connected Communities is an initiative of the Government of Ireland, in partnership with Vodafone and NBI. It is an initiative that will unlock the potential of communities across the country through ‘best in class’ WiFi connectivity, transforming how people all over Ireland live, work, learn and play.
The first connection under the National Broadband Plan has been made in Cavan. The Allison family in the Drumard area were connected yesterday afternoon.
On 15 January 2021 the government launched the ‘Making Remote Work’ National Remote Work Strategy, which aims to ensure that remote working “is a permanent feature in the Irish workplace that maximises economic, social and environmental benefits”
A Mayo TD has received confirmation of progress being made around Mayo on the roll-out of the National Broadband Plan.
Cork and Cavan first to receive broadband with service for Limerick and Galway to come
In a bonus episode of Tech Talk with Jess Kelly, the chair of the company rolling out the rural broadband network said Ireland can “lead the world” in addressing the rural talent drain.
By March this year Leitrim will have two new Broadband Connection Points as part of the National Broadband Plan rolling out fibre internet.
The Tánaiste says he wants to fast-track the National Broadband Plan by up to two years. The aim is part of the country’s first National Remote Work Strategy, which also reveals employees will have a legal right to ask to work remotely by September.
The Government is to legislate to give employees the right to request remote working as part of a National Remote Working Strategy under a permanent framework for after the pandemic ends.