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Harrington, Noel

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Broadband Services Provision

I thank the office of the Ceann Comhairle for selecting this topic. It is one of those debates that comes to this House and its committees quite often - the idea of providing adequate broadband to...More Button

Broadband Services Provision (Continued)

The concern I wish to raise is the adequacy of the provision of broadband to certain parts of the country, which is proving very challenging. This country subscribes to the EU challenge to provi...More Button

We need to move on. There are many parts of the country, rural areas in particular, that are not adequately provided for. The figure given, for example, of 97% broadband coverage in the country...More Button

I appeal to the Minister, Deputy Rabbitte, and his Department to push forward and apply 30 megabyte per second technology to every household. There is no need to bring fibre optic networks to ev...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply and for his commitment to delivering what he regards as vital infrastructure. I join him in welcoming the appointment of Lord David Puttnam as our digital champi...More Button

The globe has become a fairly small marble in terms of communications, as the Minister has recognised. I am very glad my dates are wrong and that the Minister has corrected me. It is far more a...More Button