Arrival of 5G broadband leaving the county behind

THE FANFARE surrounding the launch of the 5G network in Belfast last week has been branded “an insult to rural businesses and communities” here in Fermanagh, where many are struggling to reach even basic broadband speeds.  With last week’s launch of the super-fast mobile service, the ‘fifth generation’ of mobile internet technology, the North has […]

£1.5 million for local broadband ‘not enough’

BROADBAND infrastructure in the Fermanagh and Omagh area is set to get a boost but the £1.5 million funding pledge to improving services has been blasted as ‘nowhere near the investment required.’ £1.5 million funding has been awarded to the Council to deliver full fibre broadband to a number of public sector sites within the district. […]

Rural areas ‘need share of broadband investment’

ANY decisions on the distribution of funding for enhanced broadband infrastructure across the North must take into account of the fact that the existing services are much worse in areas including Fermanagh and Omagh. That’s the view of local councillors who are concerned that rural communities could lose out to urban areas when the extra […]

Much of Fermanagh to miss out on broadband upgrades

THOSE living in rural Fermanagh are being urged to urgently check if their postcode is included on a list of areas to be upgraded, and to speak up if it’s not.  A number of areas with notoriously poor broadband coverage do not appear to be on the Department of Economy’s schedule for a £200 million […]