Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media
Making Europe Fit for the Digital Age: EU Commissioner for Competition
I thank the Commissioner for that. Will she talk us through the plans she has for closing the digital divide between urban and rural areas? There is a major problem here in Ireland which is mainly due to poor broadband in rural areas, but it is also a problem in socioeconomic terms. During the pandemic, every child had to be schooled from home online. That was okay for some families, but others were not in a position to do that. Will Ms Vestager talk us through the plans she has for closing the divide between urban and rural areas?