Twelve (12) Broadband Connection Points are to be developed in Kerry as part of the National Broadband Plan.
Two of them are on Valentia Island, and Minister Paschal Donohoe says this is apt given that the first electronic trans-Atlantic communication was sent from Valentia.
Broadband Connection Points (or BCPs) are public locations selected to receive high-speed connectivity in the first year of the National Broadband Plan.
The 300 locations across Ireland have been selected by the Department of Rural and Community Development, and include public areas such as community halls, schools, libraries, GAA facilities, enterprise hubs, tourist locations and other public spaces.
They allow people living in the area to go to the location and access broadband for daily use, including remote working, general access and even keeping in touch with family and friends abroad through video calling.
There 12 Kerry Broadband Connection Points are:
Kielduff Community Centre
Inch Community Centre
Toureencahill Community Association, Gneeveguilla
The Black Valley
Kells Community Hall
Dromid Community Centre
Valentia Slate Ltd
Valentia Island Community Centre
St Fiachna’s Church, Bonane