first_imgThere is $1.135 million in proposed operating projects, which could be covered by increasing tax revenue by six per cent, using 2.7 per cent of Fair Share Funds, and $1.08 million from the Tax Stabilization Reserve.Among the projects are $250,000 for discussions on Fair Share renewal and $50,000 for a Facilities Master Plan, and $250,000 for further dealings with the proposed Site C dam, which would be covered by B.C. Hydro. The Master Transportation Plan that was postponed last year has reappeared at a cost of $150,000 in 2014 and $70,000 in 2015, as well as another $125,000 for the Downtown Action Plan.The next step is for the operating budget to be finalized on November 25.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgInishowen-based TD Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the commitment from Vodafone to improving 3G coverage in Inishowen and across Co. Donegal.It follows confirmation from Vodafone that they have carried out a full audit of their services in Inishowen with a view to continuous improvement of 3G coverage in the peninsula.The Fianna Fáil TD said, “Inishowen provides a challenge for telecoms providers for mobile coverage due to the mountainous terrain and proximity to the sea. “However, I am pleased that Vodafone has reaffirmed its commitment to Inishowen by carrying out a full audit of the peninsula following concerns I raised with them of mobile 3G services in the Clonmany area and while it is technically not feasible to resolve all problems, I am pleased that every effort is being made to improve services”.Vodafone has confirmed to me that they are currently considering further deployment of 3G mobile broadband services throughout the peninsula which they hope to progress towards the end of 2012.Deputy McConalogue added “I have been pushing for stronger broadband infrastructure in this region for some time. While I appreciate that rural areas can pose challenges to telecoms providers in terms of coverage, I am pleased efforts are continuing to improving the necessary infrastructure all the time.”VODAFONE COMMITS TO BETTER MOBILE BROADBAND COVERAGE ACROSS INISHOWEN was last modified: March 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more