Saturday 24 September 2016

Broadband coverage in Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Wexford

Published 02/06/2016 | 02:30

CORK: (Blue) Covered by commercial operators by end 2016; (Yellow) Covered by the National Broadband Plan
CORK: (Blue) Covered by commercial operators by end 2016; (Yellow) Covered by the National Broadband Plan
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Cork

Some 69,293 homes and 16,678 businesses across Ireland's largest county have no broadband, a total of 85,972 premises.

Commercial operators will provide the bulk of the new connections, around 68pc of the total, but parts of Youghal, Carrigaline, Carrigtwohill and Castletreasure will rely on the National Broadband Plan for a service.

The largest built-up area which will not be served by a commercial operator is Ballycotton, with 353 premises. There is no need for the State to intervene in Cork city, which has 63,044 buildings.

Kerry

There are 51,180 premises across Kerry with no broadband. Of these, 42,735 are households and 8,444 are businesses.

The bigger towns of Killarney, Tralee and Listowel are covered by commercial operators, but some large towns will require State support in providing a connection.

KERRY: (Blue) Covered by commercial operators by end 2016; (Yellow) Covered by the National Broadband Plan
KERRY: (Blue) Covered by commercial operators by end 2016; (Yellow) Covered by the National Broadband Plan

They include Cahersiveen, Farrantoreen and Gortamullin. The largest built-up area which will not be served by a commercial operator is Farranreagh, which has 330 buildings in need of a high-speed connection.

There are 2,686 townlands across the county which require a broadband connection.

Of these, 932 have 10 or fewer properties.Of these, 1,977 have 10 or fewer properties.

Waterford

JUST over 14,700 households and 3,050 businesses in Waterford have no broadband. Around one in three premises will fall under the National Broadband Plan, with the remainder to be covered by commercial operators.

WATERFORD: (Blue) Covered by commercial operators by end 2016; (Yellow) Covered by the National Broadband Plan
WATERFORD: (Blue) Covered by commercial operators by end 2016; (Yellow) Covered by the National Broadband Plan

Waterford city, with 25,364 premises, is due to be connected by the private sector by the end of this year, but parts of other large towns will have to wait for the rollout of the plan.

They include almost 40 properties in Dungarvan and 51 in Dunmore. The largest built-up area not to be served by the commercial sector is Stradbally More, with 279 properties.

There are 1,573 townlands across the county which require a broadband connection.

Of these, 774 have 10 or fewer properties.

Wexford

THERE are 39,308 premises across Wexford with no broadband connection. They include 33,372 households and 5,935 businesses.

Just under half of all premises in the county will be covered under the National Broadband Plan.

WEXFORD: (Blue) Covered by commercial operators by end 2016; (Yellow) Covered by the National Broadband Plan
WEXFORD: (Blue) Covered by commercial operators by end 2016; (Yellow) Covered by the National Broadband Plan

Most of the big towns, including Gorey, Enniscorthy and New Ross, will be served by commercial operators, but the State will have to intervene in some areas.

They include parts of Bunclody and Ballowen/Ramsfortpark. The largest built-up area entirely reliant on the State is Ballyhire, with 307 properties.

There are 2,303 townlands across the county which require a broadband connection.

Of these, 812 have 10 or fewer properties.

Irish Independent

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