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Valentia back at the cutting edge of communication

Nine broadband connection hubs in Kerry are the first steps in providing broadband to all of Kerry, as part of the €3 billion National Broadband Plan, writes Sinead Kelleher

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Fiona Lyne, Director of Communications at the International Foundation for Integrated Care, logs into the webinar from Valentia Cable Station held on Friday. Photo by Christy Riordan

Fiona Lyne, Director of Communications at the International Foundation for Integrated Care, logs into the webinar from Valentia Cable Station held on Friday. Photo by Christy Riordan

Pictured at Valentia Cable Station as the site was selected as the first of 300 Broadband
Community Points to drive the National Broadband Scheme were: (standing) Darren Curran, Fiona Lyne, Caoimhe O’Shea; (kneeling) Anna Snook O’Carroll; (sitting at computer) Katie Trew. Photo by Christry Riordan

Pictured at Valentia Cable Station as the site was selected as the first of 300 Broadband Community Points to drive the National Broadband Scheme were: (standing) Darren Curran, Fiona Lyne, Caoimhe O’Shea; (kneeling) Anna Snook O’Carroll; (sitting at computer) Katie Trew. Photo by Christry Riordan

A screen-grab from Friday’s webinar which launched Valentia Cable Station as a Broadband Connection Point

A screen-grab from Friday’s webinar which launched Valentia Cable Station as a Broadband Connection Point

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Fiona Lyne, Director of Communications at the International Foundation for Integrated Care, logs into the webinar from Valentia Cable Station held on Friday. Photo by Christy Riordan

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On August 16, 1858, the first message was sent via Transatlantic cable from Valentia to Heart's Content, Newfoundland, beginning a story that would make the island off the coast of Kerry the centre of global communications for many years.

It is more than fitting therefore that Valentia has once again become a centre of communication - this time the island is leading the way in providing broadband across the county, and country.


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