Aran Islands lie between Inisheer and Dublin on the west coast. For Sean O’Flannagáin broadband connection is more than a luxury. He has set up an investment management firm Kinsale capital Management and depends on high speed broadband connectivity to run his business.
Sean O’Flannagain said that, “When we decided to set up the business, we knew that dependable, high-speed broadband was imperative.” He also added that, “It wasn’t just a matter of having access to e-mail and the internet; we’re increasingly using cloud computing so we need to access data remotely.”
Last November wireless broadband arrived to this remote islands and this made O’Flannagáin to start his business in Inisheer. Government has planned to bring out high speed broadband connectivity in remote places where it lacks. Mobile operator 3 Ireland took the contract and delivered the services to area which were not covered by broadband services. The total investment costed €223 million in which €80 million was provided by the customers. For a 15gb data customers are charged €19.99 and for installation and connection a fee of €49.