61 Mayo Primary Schools get Acceleration of National Broadband Plan  

The acceleration the National Broadband Plan (NBP) connecting 61 schools in Mayo to broadband by the end of 2022 in an acceleration, has been welcomed by Deputy Alan Dillon.

“Under the originally-planned rollout, some schools in Mayo would have had to wait up to seven years for connection, this will now be delivered within two years,” said Deputy Dillon.

Deputy Dillon has said that some schools in the Intervention Area will become Broadband Connection Points (BCPs), by the end of Q1 2021, receiving 150mb high-speed connectivity for educational access.

Dillon noted “this expedited delivery of the NBP will ensure that primary school children in Mayo will be able to participate fully in the digital revolution that is taking place. A broadband connection point at a school location will provide connectivity for pupils and teachers alike”

“Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have seen the immediate and present need for the rollout of the National Broadband Plan in the County. I welcome the announcement from NBI and the Government today and I will continue to place pressure on the Department of Communications to expedite further roll-out of the NBP to facilitate third level students and professionals to work at home.” concluded Deputy Dillon.