Communications provider Eircom has been criticised by Arranmore Island Community Council for what has been suggested is a deliberate snub to the islands community.
The comments come following the news that many telephone exchanges across Donegal are to be upgraded to eFiber broadband providing many areas with high speed internet access. The telephone exchange on Arranmore Island however is not to be included in these upgrades which are to take place from April through to June 2015.
Islanders say their broadband service is at best extremely intermittent and very slow when it is working. This they say makes it all but impossible to use as a reliable service especially with regards to business users.
Spokesman for the island council Mr Jerry Early has said Eircom and the government have questions to answer with regards to their commitment on job creation.
“Their lack of commitmnt is stifling the creation of jobs.”