IFA CALLS FOR GREATER CO-OPERATION BY SERVICE PROVIDERS TO DELIVER BETTER MOBILE PHONE & BROADBAND COVERAGE

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IFA CALLS FOR GREATER CO-OPERATION BY SERVICE PROVIDERS TO DELIVER BETTER MOBILE PHONE & BROADBAND COVERAGE
03 May 2016

IFA CALLS FOR GREATER CO-OPERATION BY SERVICE PROVIDERS TO DELIVER BETTER MOBILE PHONE & BROADBAND COVERAGE

Environment & Rural Affairs

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) to demand a higher level of co-operation between mobile and broadband service providers in an attempt to address the significant levels of poor coverage in rural areas.

Speaking after a positive meeting with ComReg he said, “IFA’s recent snapshot survey identified wide-ranging deficiencies in communications infrastructure across the country.

“To address this, ComReg which is responsible for regulating mobile operators has agreed to engage with IFA to improve the service received by farm families and all rural dwellers.”

IFA has also called on ComReg to protect consumers by obliging operators to share their mobile and broadband infrastructure in areas of poor coverage.

Concluding, he said, “ComReg has a leading role in addressing the inadequate mobile and broadband service in rural Ireland and it is essential that they continue to hold operators to account and play their part in ending the urban-rural digital divide.”

 

Key mobile and broadband black spots identified by IFA members in Ireland

 

Clare Dublin Waterford Cavan
  • Feakle
  • Bodyke
  • Lissycasey
  • Kildysart
  • Ardnachrusha
  • Garristown
  • Fieldstown West
  • Kilmashogue
  • Killakee
  • Cruagh
  • Thornton Hall

 

  • Kilmanihan
  • Glencairn
  • Ballysaggart
  • Clashmore Village
  • Old Parish
  • Ballyhaise
  • Knockbride
  • Drung
  • Shercock
  • Redhills
Cork Central Cork North Cork West Offaly
  • Donoughmore
  • Ballinadee
  • Ballymacoda
  • Lisgoold
  • Duhallow area
  • Buttevant
  • Ballyhooly
  • Burnfort, Mallow
  • Bridgetown, Castletownroche
  • The Hill, Castletownroche
  • Inchingerig Bridge, Drimoleague
  • Fanlobus, Dunmanway
  • Ballydehob village
  • Kilpatrick, Macroom
  • Aughaville & Colomane
  • Geashill
  • Ferbane
  • Clareen
Wicklow Limerick Kildare Longford
  • Roundwood
  • Arklow
  • Newcastle
  • Ballyagran
  • Pallasgreen
  • Adare
  • Caherconlish
  • Ballyneety
  • Kilkee, Castledermot
  • Tankardstown
  • Timahoe
  • Moyglare, Maynooth
  • Milltown
  • Ballinalee
  • Newtownforbes
  • Kilashee
  • Firmount
  • Cammegh, Moyne
Laois Sligo Kerry Leitrim
  • Mountrath
  • Emo
  • Ballybrittas
  • Rosenallis
  • Clonaslee
  • Aughris
  • Lara, Skreen
  • Templeboy
  • Churchill
  • Ballylongford
  • Moyvane
  • Kilgarvan
  • Caherciveen
  • Gortletteragh
  • Aughavas
  • Kiltubrid
  • Gowel, Carrick on Shannon
  • Kinlough
Kilkenny Tipperary Westmeath Donegal
  • Thomastown
  • Weatherstown, Glenmore
  • Ballyfacey Cross, Glenmore
  • Freshford

 

  • Loughmore
  • Templetuohy
  • Dromineer
  • Ballymore
  • Moyvore
  • Drumraney
  • Tooban, Burnfoot
  • Fahan village
  • Drumfries
  • Glengad
  • Muff

 

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