Milford homes left without broadband due to overgrown trees

A HOUSING estate in Milford has been left without broadband due to a large section of trees blocking their connection access.

A section of overgrown trees at the front of Moyle View housing estate in Milford has resulted in the houses being unable to get connected to fibre broadband as the contractors are unable to complete the work because the trees are blocking access.

Speaking at Tuesday’s Letterkenny Milford MD meeting, Cllr Liam Blaney asked that the council remove the trees to facilitate the much needed connection.


Cllr Blaney said there are people living in the houses who want to work from home but are unable to as they do not have the facilities.

“The trees are preventing the houses from being connected as the contractors cannot take the line any further unless the trees are removed.

“The trees have been there for 40 years and the people in the housing estate would say that the height and width of the trees is also a concern.

“They also block a lot of the estate’s natural light so if we cut them down it would help open up the area.

“I think it is essential that this is sorted as a number of the residents are looking to work from home but cannot as they do not have broadband in their homes,” said Cllr Blaney.

A spokesperson for Donegal County Council said, “The Council Housing Engineer will liaise with Eircom to establish the precise requirement at this location in order to determine what works will be required.”

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