Damien McCann, director of sales and marketing at Viatel, spoke about the Urban and Rural Connectivity Divide at this year’s National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expo. He asked the question, can rural Ireland wait for the Government’s National Broadband Plan in 2022 to have 100% fibre access connectivity to the 26 counties of Ireland?

Damien discussed the connectivity issues for manufacturing and production sites based in rural Ireland last Tuesday, 31st January at the Citywest Convention Centre. He illustrated the contrast of how businesses based in urban cities have ample connectivity options and providers in comparison to businesses based in rural Ireland.

Viatel is the connectivity partner of choice to many of Ireland’s leading manufacturing and production companies such as CG Power, Horseware, Glanbia, Lakeland Dairies, Kents and Suretank. We provides cost-effective, innovative and high-speed advanced voice, data connectivity, data centre and managed WAN solutions tailored especially for large enterprise companies.