Are you on the map for superfast
THE Western Development
Commission has welcomed the publication of online
maps outlining where next generation broadband will
be available across the country.
The WDC said public consultation on the maps was "an
important step in ensuring rolling out of next
generation broadband to everyone and reducing the
digital divide between urban and rural". It said it
had been highlighting the need for superfast
broadband for years.
“We all know how important quality broadband is for
both businesses and consumers. Many parts of the
western region are struggling with slow broadband
speeds,” said WDC policy analyst Deirdre Frost.
The group urged all
residents and business owners to examine the map to
check that their house or business premises is
recorded on the map. It said that once a premises is
on the map it ensures that it will be served with
next generation broadband, either commercially
(coloured blue) or through the planned state funded
scheme (coloured amber).
People can check the map here
The WDC would like to hear from anyone whose
business or home is not visible on the map. You can
or call 094 9861441.