« BackFewer than half of Kerry premises can access high speed broadband from commercial operators

national broadband schemeFewer than half of premises in Kerry have access to high speed broadband from commercial operators.

That’s according to figures revealed by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action, and Environment, Denis Naughten.

The National Broadband Plan aims to bring reliable high speed broadband to every premises in the country where there’s no existing or planned high speed broadband network.

Last December the government launched the procurement process to identify a preferred bidder for the plan; this process is continuing and the contract is expected to be awarded in June of next year.

It’s envisaged that 57 per cent of premises in Kerry will be covered by the National Broadband Plan; that’s well above the national average of 32 per cent.

The remaining 43 per cent of premises in Kerry have access to broadband services from commercial companies.

That’s according to figures revealed in the Dáil by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action, and Environment Denis Naughten.