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4th June 2020
Source: Radio Kerry
National Broadband Ireland says an on-the-ground survey in Kerry is continuing in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.
The company is undertaking the fibre network roll-out to enable high speed internet connectivity for 537,000 premises across the country.
This is the first such survey to be conducted in the county; survey work was already completed to get the 12 broadband connection points in Kerry up and running.
The teams, who are adhering to social distancing, are focusing on Curraheen, Firies, Abbeydorney, Kilfynn, Castlemaine and Ardfert.
The ComReg survey – which was conducted by Behaviour and Attitudes – shows that 77% of broadband users have seen an increase in the usage of their home broadband service since Covid-19 restrictions were introduced. This figure has increased from 61% in April 2020 when the survey was last conducted, highlighting the growing reliance on home broadband services.READ MORE
In Wexford, there are 22,175 premises in the Intervention Area (IA), which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses and schools. This equates tp 27 per cent on all premises in the country.READ MORE
In Carlow, the first areas being surveyed include Downings, Ballymurphy, Coppenagh, Killerig, Friarstown, Slaneyquarter and Kilmagarvoge. Others will include Nurney, Agha, Old Leighlin, Clogrennane and Kellistown.READ MORE