I welcome the allocation of €239,095 from the Department of Rural and Community Development to Galway County Council for the development or upgrade of 8 Broadband Connection Points (BCP’s) in Galway.
The locations include Ballyglunin Station Museum, Tuam Golf Club, Lackagh Museum, Clonberne Community Centre, Glenamaddy, Lettermullen, Inis Óirr and Inis Boifin.
“This funding will enable the eight BCP’s to offer supports to their communities by providing remote working spaces”.
“In the cases of Tuam Golf Club, Ballyglunin Station and Lackagh Museum the funding will allow them to offer remote working spaces for the first time”.
“I am delighted that this investment is being put in place at this time to ensure that the digital age is accessible to all in rural communities”.
“This investment recognises the Digital Hub as an ideal location for people to work remotely as well as acting at a key economic asset in communities”.
“There is an increased shift to remote working as a result of the pandemic which has provided a golden opportunity for a greater regional distribution of jobs to support a better work life balance for many people”.
“I expect that this investment will help facilitate an increased number of families and individuals to have the option to work in their community. It will benefit the local economy and assist in reducing our carbon emissions”.