A scheme aimed at encouraging broadband companies to target rural areas should be introduced. That’s according to Cllr Michael Cahill, who is calling on Kerry County Council to introduce such a scheme in an effort to secure broadband in less populated areas. The Independent Councillor said the lack of or non-existence of high speed broadband is a huge issue throughout the county – with Mid and East Kerry, the Iveragh and Dingle Peninsulas being especially affected. Cllr Cahill says broadband would help bring jobs to rural areas, especially those engaged in tourism and farming and could attract work-from-home professionals.
Ger Counihan is chairman of the Kerry Vintners’ Federation. They met Minister Ross this week to raise concerns about rural towns and villages.http://media.radiokerry.ie/upload/radiokerry/audio/repeatger.mp3