Reports that Elon Musk’s satellite internet service to be trialled in the Black Valley

Kerry is to take part in a trial for Elon Musk’s satellite internet service.

The broadband uses low orbit satillites and promises speeds of up to 140 megabits per second, which the company says will double over the next year.

The Irish Times reports it will be a cheap alternative to providing the Black Valley with internet.

The region was the last place in the country to be connected with electricity in the 1970s.

According to the Irish Times, a strict non-disclosure agreement was reached between the billionaire’s Starlink company and Kerry County Council in December to cover the Irish chapter of the enterprise.