Get Connected which launched in Laois & Offaly on May 4 is a new initiative aimed at improving connectivity for communities in Laois who are suffering from poor mobile phone coverage.
Get Connected is being supported by Cellnex, the telecoms infrastructure operator with over 1,700 telecoms sites around the country.
The objective is to mobilise support within communities to participate in the planning and delivery of mobile connectivity in their local areas.
Get Connected officially launched a ‘Community Call’ through its website www.getconnected.ie which invites communities to come together to request a review of the mobile coverage in their local area to see if a solution to their mobile connectivity issue can be delivered.
To initiate a review, which will be carried out by Cellnex at no cost to residents, individuals and communities with a shared interest in getting improved coverage can nominate a single point of contact to make a submission to Get Connected via the website by providing an Eircode in the affected area.
Cellnex will then carry out a detailed survey to assess the area’s suitability and work to deliver a feasible solution.
Ciaran Finane, President of Laois Chamber of Commerce said: “Laois is a great place to live, work and do business. Central to this is the importance of connectivity and the ability of people working from home to have excellent mobile and broadband coverage.
“Unfortunately, not everywhere in Laois has suitable connectivity. Get Connected and Cellnex are empowering communities to work together and find realistic solutions to improve their rural connectivity.”
With a the deadline for submissions at the end of May, Get Connected is reminding those communities impacted by poor mobile coverage to register online at www.Getconnected.ie