Mobile operator Three Ireland has turned the Donegal island of Arranmore into Europe’s most westerly offshore digital hub.
Three Ireland worked closely with the community and businesses on Arranmore island to turn its distance to a distinct advantage.
A new digital hub – Mol Oifig Digiteach Árainn Mhór (MODAM) – has been established by the Arranmore Business Council complete with remote-working desks and the latest conferencing facilities.
The project also includes Wi-Fi and LAN connectivity at Scoil Athphoirt; broadband routers at Arranmore Co-Op; Wi-Fi hubs and Wi-Fi-enabled paypoints aboard the Arranmore ferry; telemedicine facilities at the island’s medical centre to save patients having to make lengthy trips to see specialists in Letterkenny or Dublin; and broadband connectivity at the Arranmore hostel.
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Words by John Kennedy