Eircom Committed to Fibre Connection for Erris by June 2016 The Erris Chamber met with Paul Bradley, Director of Corporate Affairs at Eircom last Monday the 16th in Belmullet. Eircom is in the middle of a significant investment program (€1.5bn over five years) and as part of that investment programme the company is spending €400m to provide fibre broadband to 1.6m homes and businesses across Ireland. The rough outline of the area to be covered can be found on the Department’s website www.broadband.gov.ie . Belmullet is now on the fibre roadmap and planning has commenced. Eircom will install a fibre backhaul cable from Belmullet to the rest of the network by June 2016. Eircom may use any infrastructure already in place if it makes commercial sense and is suitable to reduce the cost of delivering fibre broadband to Belmullet. The Chamber is delighted with the commitment from Eircom and will continue to work with them and other relevant bodies to deliver this vital piece of infrastructure on or ahead of schedule.Dara Calleary TD, and Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation, said “I welcome the news that Eircom will provide high speed broadband to Belmullet town in 2016, this will complement the existing services in the town and I will continue to work to ensure that this necessary service is available across Erris as soon as is possible. ” Photo, Left to Right: Mary Hegarty, Padraic Cosgrove, Damien Langan, Paul Bradley (Eircom), Tom Talbot, Dara Calleary TD and Cillian O’Mongain.