Minister of State at the
Department of Rural and Community Development & Department of
Communications, Climate Action and Environment Seán Canney TD today (Friday 18
January 2019) launched the Smart Community Initiative in Tubbercurry, Co.
Speaking today, Minister
Canney stated: “I am delighted to be here today in Tubbercurry to launch the
Smart Community initiative which will enable communities all over Ireland to
discover and experience what is possible with digital technology and content.”
Smart Communities is a new
approach that will bring exposure to digital content and technology out into
the community and support people to discover the value of using digital in
their daily lives. By working together and combining existing assets and
resources under a shared vision the community will maximise reach, impact and
engagement of current schemes and programmes.
The Smart Community
initiative has the potential, in combination with local authority Digital
Strategies, to deliver enhanced demand stimulation for uptake of High Speed
Broadband services in urban and rural communities.
Further rollout of this
initiative to other communities throughout the State will commence shortly.