VIDEO: Allihies community rally together for free broadband

A rural community in West Cork is making use of the internet to, ironically, get free internet in each home thanks to an innovative online competition.
VIDEO: Allihies community rally together for free broadband

Allihies, which is the furthest parish in Ireland from the capital city, Dublin, is one of the front runners in a competition with Eir to receive free fibre broadband for the area.

In a video entry, locals discuss how easy access to the internet could improve their lives, their businesses, and their community.

From fishers and farmers to financial advisers, the diverse residents of Allihies feel a dependable internet service could revive the area.

They believe it has the potential to grow and become a great place to do business.

The picturesque village on the Wild Atlantic Way is famous for its rugged beauty and the colourful houses in the village.

The community’s video entry has received over 120,000 likes, making it one of the leading contenders for the initiative.

Judges are going over the entries and a the lucky community will be announced next week.

The people of Allihies are urging social media users to share their campaign over the next few days in the hopes it will increase their chances of winning.

This news comes in the same weel it was announced that the picturesque seaside village of Courtmacsherry in West Cork is fighting back against the growing problem of rural isolation with the planned provision of a community shop. Over the summer, the village’s last shop closed.

HT: Eoin English

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