There is no premises in Mayo connected under National Broadband Plan to date, according to Mayo Sinn Fein deputy Rose Conway Walsh.
She has expressed deep frustration that Mayo is still waiting for the first home, business or farm to be connected under the Plan.
The deputy has received confirmation from both the Minister and National Broadband Ireland, -the companyset up to deliver the roll-out of broadband, that no home or business has been connected in Mayo and says its alarming that after 18 months not a single premises has been connected.
While Covid was a substantial disruption for many sectors, broadband contractors were classified as essential and allowed to work throughout most of the pandemic.
Last month, Sinn Féin uncovered that only 4,000 homes nationally are ready for connection in 2021, despite a target of 115,000. This only accounts for 3.4% of the annual target for 2021.
The deputy has been speaking to Midwest News
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