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Bridging the digital age in rural Limerick

first_imgWhatsApp RURAL communities in Limerick that are unable to access fibre or wireless broadband could be set to plug into the digital age if a proposal before the European Parliament is passed this week.The Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly Mid-West Office are members of the Satellite Broadband for European Regions project (SABER) which has launched a satellite broadband voucher scheme to encourage the take-up of satellite broadband in Europe’s most rural regions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Majella O’Brien of the SERA Mid-West office, the voucher scheme would be of assistance to communities that have yet to benefit from national broadband schemes and are unlikely to be able to access affordable broadband services in the near future.“Satellite broadband is a viable solution but the expense of setting up and subscribing to the service can be prohibitive for many. The voucher scheme is one way of helping rural households and business to bridge the digital divide,” she explained. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Print Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick Holds International Industry Cluster Conference 2015Next articleElderly Limerick tenants feel abandoned by council Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img NewsLocal NewsBridging the digital age in rural LimerickBy Alan Jacques – October 3, 2014 620 Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Twitter TAGSlimerickSatellite Broadband for European Regions project (SABER)The Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly Mid-West Office Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more