Rural Broadband Scheme delayed

The National Broadband Scheme which aims to bring a high speed service to rural Kerry for the first time has been delayed. The Department of Communications says the contract will not be signed until 2017. The roll out of broadband may now not be completed until 2022. ICSA Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association logoThe IFA and the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association have hit out at the delay branding it as further evidence that rural Ireland is not getting the priority it deserves.