Meath TD Helen McEntee has confirmed that works on Eir’s new Kentstown broadband exchange which began in early January will be completed in early spring.
Deputy McEntee, who brought Eir engineers to Maguire’s in Kentstown last December to meet with 60 local residents about connectivity, said that the cabinet for the exchange is being installed at present and that cable installation will begin shortly.
Helen McEntee TD said:
“Work began in the second week of January on pouring concrete for the foundations for the cabinet that will host Kentstown’s new Eir exchange. The foundations will be completed this week.
“A number of issues that were delaying the commencing of fibre installation have been resolved, and cabling will begin shortly. I am assured by Eir that works will be completed in early spring.
“These works will improve broadband connectivity for a large number of local families and businesses in Kentstown. I compliment people for being patient with the works, and I compliment Eir staff for acting on this very quickly in the New Year.
“This is a step in the right direction, but we are still a long way off having an acceptable quality of broadband access in Co Meath. So many aspects of life in the 21st century rely internet connectivity, for families, students, businesses and for people who have the option from employers of working from home.
“I am glad that there will be an improved service in Kentstown, but connectivity improvement is needed right across Co Meath. I will continue to represent local communities on this issue.”