The chairman of Roscommon Leader Partnership is welcoming the approval of the National Broandband Plan

The chairman of Roscommon Leader Partnership is welcoming the approval of the National Broandband Plan.

This week the government signed off on a deal that will see high-speed broadband brought to 540,000 homes, farms and businesses over the next 25 years.

It’ll cost up to €3 billion.

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Opposition parties have criticised the plan, saying ESB infrastructure should have been used to deliver the service.

But Micheál Frain says the plan is a major boost to rural Ireland.