57% of commercial and residential premises in Kerry without access to high speed broadband

Without access to high speed broadband, businesses in Kerry are at risk of being left behind. That’s according to Kerry CEO of the Shannon Foynes Port Company – and Regional President of IBEC Mid-West – Pat Keating, who has called on the Government to deliver high speed broadband to all parts of Kerry by 2020. broadband Mr Keating has said that despite significant investment by the private sector, half of all commercial and residential premises in the region do not currently have access to high speed broadband. In Kerry alone, the figure supersedes the national average as 57% of commercial and residential premises are without access to high speed broadband. Mr Keating added that small and medium sized firms in Kerry are unable to compete on a level playing field for the estimated €5.9bn currently spent online annually by Irish consumers.

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