Drumkeen urged to use Rural broadband scheme

People in Drumkeen and the surrounding rural areas have been encouraged to make use of the National Broadband Scheme if they are having difficulty getting the broadband internet connections.

People in Drumkeen and the surrounding rural areas have been encouraged to make use of the National Broadband Scheme if they are having difficulty getting the broadband internet connections.

The call was made at a meeting of the Stranorlar Electoral Area Committee in Stranorlar on Tuesday.

Cllr. Martin Harley raised the issue saying the scheme, which helps identify and provided broadband services to rural areas, was due to close at the end of the month.

“It is important to get the message out about the Rural Broadband Programme. I know the Drumkeen area is very bad for broadband and the applications have to be in before July 29. I’d urged people to get in contact with them as this is a very important issue. I think this might be the last opportunity for these areas to get funding,” he stated.

Cllr. Frank McBrearty said it was important to report areas where the internet service was unavailable.

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