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Údarás na Gaeltachta welcomes upgrade in broadband services in Galway and Donegal Gaeltacht

Údarás na Gaeltachta welcomes the upgrade works undertaken by Eircom Wholesale recently which provides substantially increased bandwidth capability to the exchanges in certain areas in the Galway and Donegal Gaeltacht.

The upgrade works to particular Gaeltacht-based exchanges ensures that an eVDSL service is now available in those areas and that speeds of between 30MB and 70MB can be supplied at a competitive price. It also ensures that the improved service will be available to businesses in Údarás na Gaeltachta enterprise parks in the areas listed below.
This broadband service will be available from suppliers who provide broadband through the phone line, e.g. Eircom, Vodafone, BT and others.

The Chief Executive of Údarás na Gaeltachta, Stiofán Ó Cúláin, said this was good news for businesses and the community in these areas. “This means that the broadband requirements of the majority of our client companies in these initial areas can now be met. I also welcome planned upgrades to other Gaeltacht-based exchanges in the coming months. An tÚdarás will continue in its efforts to ensure that high-speed broadband services, at a competitive prices, are available in its enterprise parks and business units throughout the Gaeltacht.”

The following is a list of exchanges in the Gaeltacht that have recently been upgraded:

– Co. Galway:

An Cheathrú Rua
Casla
Tír an Fhia
Indreabhán
Maigh Cuilinn

– Co. Donegal:

Gleann Cholm Cille
An Charraig
Páirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair
An Fál Carrach
Anagaire
An Clochán Liath
Ailt an Chorráin