first_imgAFTER being stuck in the internet dark ages for more than a decade, rural parts of Donegal are set to benefit from a Rural Broadband Scheme.Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte will formally launch the scheme in the next few weeks, a move welcomed by Labour colleague Jimmy Harte – and opposition politicians.County councillor Harte, a candidate in the forthcomning Seanad elections, said Donegal communities would benefit. “It is outrageous that so many rural communities still have to use dial-up services to get onto the internet,” said Cllr Harte.“The last government scheme failed to deal with that and I’m delighted that this will now be addressed.”Companies like 3 have revolutionised areas like Gaoth Dobhair by providing fast broadband access to the internet.But other communities like those in Culdaff on the Inishowen peninsula have been shafted by government policy. Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said the announcment will be welcomed by many communities across Donegal who were not included in the previous National Broadband Scheme and are without a basic broadband service.He told donegaldaily: “I welcome the response by the Minister that he is to formally launch a new rural broadband scheme in the next couple of weeks.“This will be welcomed by many communities across Donegal who were not included in the previous National Broadband Scheme and are without a basic broadband service.“Many areas in the state, particularly in Donegal are still to this day without any broadband connectivity. Such facilities are vital to the creation and retention of jobs and to enhancing the quality of life in rural areas.“The previous National Broadband Scheme was flawed in that it didn’t include large areas due to the terms of reference of that scheme. “This new rural broadband scheme will complete the job of providing a basic broadband service to all houses in the state.“The roll out of the scheme is to be completed by the end of 2012 and while this is to be welcomed it is unacceptable in the 21st Century that communities have had to wait for so long for such a basic service.  I would urge the Government to fast-track this scheme as much as possible.”endsDONEGAL DELIGHT AS GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES RURAL BROADBAND SCHEME was last modified: April 21st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:culdaffdonegalGaoth Dobhairjimmy hartePearse Dohertyrural broadband schemelast_img read more

first_imgSan Diego County Board of Supervisors to vote on new Escondido housing development KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI) – The fate of a new North County housing project rests in the hands of San Diego Supervisors.The Newland Sierra project would create more than 2,000 new homes just north of Escondido. KUSI’s Ed Lenderman has the details. Updated: 10:12 AMcenter_img Posted: September 26, 2018 September 26, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A committee led by Additional Chief Secretary of the state Transport department, Alapan Bandyopadhyay, has been formed to prepare a report to regulate bus fare according to the price of fuel.This comes at the time when the state government has been forced to give its nod to increase the bus fare by Re 1 for every 4 km, as the diesel price has gone up at an alarming rate.Following a meeting headed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, with bus owners and operators associations, the state Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari said: “It has been thought to develop a mechanism, based on which the bus fare will get regulated as per the rate of diesel.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe further said that a team that will be led by Bandyopadhyay, will prepare a report in this connection. The report will be prepared within a month and has to be submitted for the Chief Minister’s approval.Once the mechanism is in place, the bus fare will go down if the diesel price decreases and it will go up if bus operators have to buy the same at a higher price. But the regulatory commission will not be followed.It may be mentioned that this is the first time when such a step has been taken in the state and it would immensely help commuters. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAccording to experts, this is going to be a unique step that the state Transport department would take, thanks to which people would not have to pay more when fuel prices decrease. It may be mentioned that the price of diesel keeps fluctuating. But never has such an initiative been taken, in which people have to pay less if the cost of operating buses goes down.It may be recalled that the state Transport department has taken several steps in the past seven years, for the benefit of commuters. The Pathadisha app was introduced by the state Transport department to help commuters get real time location of buses. Initially, it was only possible to get location of private buses. Later, a large section of private buses was also incorporated into the app.last_img read more