A south Kerry village has been named a runner up in a Fibre to the Home competition. The accolade means Portmagee will now receive ‘Fibre to the Home’ connectivity sooner than planned. Chairman of Portmagee Community Committee John Murphy says being on the fibre highway will make an enormous difference to the lives of the people living and working in the area. The competition run by ‘eir’ invited communities across Ireland to outline how being ‘FibrePowered’ would positively impact their lives, their businesses and their homes. 36 communities from across Ireland entered the competition. ‘eir’ is currently rolling out a high-speed fibre broadband network to 1.9 million premises across the country. However, there are some areas where it’s not possible for eir to provide high speed fibre broadband on a commercial basis. The Government has committed to ensuring all homes and businesses have access to high speed broadband services under the National Broadband Plan.