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Provider Asked To Explain Varying Broadband Speeds In Offaly Town

It comes as the local authority looks to roll-out free public wifi in the area.

Eir is being called to explain why there's such a range of broadband speeds in one Offaly town.

The local authority is rolling-out free public wifi on Main Street, Edenderry, with the help of local businesses.

But Fine Gael councillor Noel Cribben says they've discovered some business have speeds of up to 70 megabit per second, while others nearby have less than 20.

He's asking Eir to meet with Offaly County Council and address this issue, which is causing significant problems for local enterprise.

Councillor Cribben is working to make Edenderry a 'smart town' and says poor internet connections are not acceptable:

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