Tulsk digital hub will ‘help redress balance’

The chief executive of the Western Development Commission says he hopes digital hubs such as the one planned for Tulsk will help redress the balance when it comes to services for the region.

Tomás Ó Síocháin says their new five-year strategy launched this week plans to link a network of digital hubs across rural communities to help address the widespread high-speed internet-access problem.

The project at Tulsk is part of the DigiWest project supported by the Western Development Commission and will involve a digital working-hub at the village.

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This project will see hot-desking facilities provided to people who are currently commuting to work and for those who want to establish or develop a new business.

Mr Ó Síocháin says the commission believes the network of new and existing hubs help make the region an attractive option for people to cut down on commuting or move from the cities to the country.