Sean Canney, the Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development & Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment will today launch the Smart Community initiative in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo.

The Smart Community initiative will enable communities all over Ireland to discover and experience what is possible with digital technology and content, Minister Canney claims.

He says Smart Communities is a new approach that will bring exposure to digital content and technology out into the community and support people to discover the value of using digital in their daily lives. By working together and combining existing assets and resources under a shared vision the community will maximise its reach, impact and engagement of current schemes and programmes. 

The Smart Community initiative has the potential, he believes, in combination with local authority Digital Strategies, to deliver enhanced demand stimulation for uptake of High Speed Broadband services in urban and rural communities.

Further rollout of this initiative to other communities throughout the State will commence shortly.


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