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BT Ireland- One Year Free Internet Connection and Laptop For Charitable Organisations

coonanFine Gael Deputy Noel Coonan broadly welcomes the new BT Ireland scheme which greatly assists in narrowing the Digital Divide.

Deputy Coonan is urging registered charitable organisations throughout North Tipperary to avail of a new BT Ireland award scheme where such organisations can apply for a laptop and a year’s free broadband Internet connection.

Deputy Coonan, Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, said the application is open to organisations working in any field of community benefit that can portray how an award would benefit their group.

The Deputy speaking to Thurles.Info stated:

“This initiative aims to narrow the digital divide in local communities and give more equal opportunities. Organisations will be given the chance to access new information and advance their operations thanks to this scheme. BT Ireland will be empowering local groups and I warmly welcome the scheme as the need for efficient broadband availability increases daily.”

The scheme runs over an 18 month period, with two rounds in June 2009 and January 2010, offering a total of up to 80 award packages.

BT Ireland in the past have had winners from a diverse range of organisations including cultural dance groups, conservation organisations, mountain rescue teams, family support groups, healthy living clubs, arts and music groups, sports teams and youth groups.

For more information or to apply log on to www.btcommunityconnections.com

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