ICSA concerned about possible hike in rural broadband cost

ICSA Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association logo The ICSA says its concerned about a possible hike for broadband of up to €180 for rural broadband users. The National Broadband Scheme, used by around 45 thousand households and businesses in rural areas will come to an end this month. Three Ireland, who had the contract worth 80 million euro, is to impose price hikes of up to 180 euro – as a result – while the minimum speed guarantee will also disappear. Kerry, Galway, Mayo, Cork and parts of Donegal, Clare, Tipperary and Limerick will be affected. The ICSA is calling on the government to expedite the delivery of the new National Broadband Plan.