Local councillors complained about the quality of broadband and telephone services and that it was hindering industry in the Cooley area at the April monthly meeting of Louth County Council.
Colr Peter Savage asked that the Economic Development and Cross Border Committee examine the services available to the North Louth area which he claimed put people in business at a serious disadvantage and was a disadvantage for those setting up in the area. In an emergency people relying on mobile phones were in serious difficulty.
He said to look at all aspects and call in all providers and explore the possibility whether it was permissible to link with services on the other side of Carlingford Lough if they were superior.
He said the services were not better than five years ago.
Colr Jim Loughran said broadband was absolutely ridiculous in the Cooley area, with poor coverage most of the day.
Colr Colm Markey said there was a broadband group under the forum, and it was agreed the group should look into the existing gaps in the services.