VINTAGE PROJECT
Community Network Services

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CNS  =  Community Network Services
Providing widespread broadband coverage in rural areas of the Irish North West crossborder area
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Project Status: Live Project
Project Leader: Colm Mc Colgan
EU Programme: International Fund for Ireland (IFI)
Project Budget:  €2,500,000
Start Date:  Jan, 2005
Finish Date:  Dec, 2007
The aim of the project is to:

Implement a high speed broadband network in mainly rural areas of the Irish North West crossborder area to support the future economic and social development of communities and business.

Specific objectives are to:
  • Implement affordable wireless telecommunications as a means to provide high-speed broadband infrastructure to dispersed communities.
  • Provide the capacity to deliver content-rich distance training and education to local communities and enterprises, thus enabling communities to preserve and enrich their way of life.
  • Enable communities to fully exploit the advantages that a knowledge economy system can bring to support a better lifestyle, increase productivity and support new job opportunities.
Derry & Strabane, United Kingdom
Londonderry Inner City Trust   (Partner)

Derry & Strabane, United Kingdom
Derry Youth and Community Workshop   (Partner)

Donegal, Ireland
International Fund for Ireland (IFI)   (Partner)

Donegal, Ireland
ERNACT Network   (Partner)

Donegal, Ireland
Donegal County Council   (Partner)

Donegal, Ireland
Convoy Enterprise Centre   (Partner)

Gaeltacht, Ireland
Údarás na Gaeltachta   (Partner)

A unique community based initiative implementing high speed broadband network in mainly rural areas of the Irish North West crossborder area to support the future economic and social development of communities and business.
Core ERNACT regions
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Donegal
Ireland
Gaeltacht
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrland
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom