TD slams poor broadband in ru­ral schools

Irish Daily Mirror - - SQUARE EYES - BY EDEL HUGHES

A TD has claimed chil­dren in ru­ral schools are miss­ing out be­cause of poor broadband ser­vices.

Fianna Fail’s Thomas Byrne urged Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Richard Bru­ton, to high­light the is­sue of ac­cess in the Dail.

He said: “There is a grow­ing dig­i­tal di­vide in schools right across the coun­try.

“Gov­ern­ment hasn’t taken this prob­lem se­ri­ously in re­cent years and the re­sult is many schools that fall out­side high-speed broadband ar­eas are left with sub­stan­dard ser­vices.

“It means many stu­dents in ru­ral dis­tricts are los­ing out on learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. Mean­while, their peers in towns and ur­ban cen­tres are en­joy­ing speedy ac­cess to mod­ern.” Woman posted bill on so­cial me­dia yes­ter­day

PLEDGE Karl Henry AP­PEAL Thomas Byrne DEAR ME

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