It’s claimed that it could take up to ten years before high speed broadband service becomes available in all parts of Kerry.
Tralee is one of ten towns nationally which is to benefit from a new programme being spearheaded by Siro which involves ESB Networks and Vodafone.
An uploading and downloading speed of one gigabyte is promised from the company which will take fibre broadband straight into people’s homes.
Eircom will also roll out a competing high speed broadband service.
Eamonn Wallace of the broadband campaign group, Irelandoffline says the plan is akin to the rural electrification scheme in the last century.
He said it could take up to ten years to deliver throughout all parts of Kerry and he believes the initial roll out could be confined to the centre of Tralee: