Tralee Experiences Big Surge In Broadband Speeds

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Eircom 1000TRALEE will now be able to access even better high-speed broadband as part of €9 million investment by Eircom in the county’s broadband infrastructure.

Most of Tralee will now be able to access broadband speeds of up to 100 Mb/s through eircom’s Open Access Network (click to enlarge map to find out if your area is upgraded).

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Over 12,000 homes and businesses in Tralee (including Mounthawk and Killerisk) are now live on the network after 73 kms of new fibre was installed to connect 60 cabinets.

Speeds of 100Mb/s will mean that a song can be downloaded in 1/3 of a second, a full album in just eight seconds while a feature length HD movie will take just 2 minutes to download.

It’s part of a roll-out of the service around the county which includes Caherciveen, Castleisland, Kenmare, Killarney (including Ballyspillane), Killorglin, Listowel, Muckross.

The areas will join other areas from all across Ireland that have been upgraded to the high-speed system. It means that areas may realistically surpass speeds that would be generally available in a host of capital cities in Europe.

In addition to the investment so far, there is further upgrading planned for Kerry. The company is hoping to deploy more high-speed broadband to areas in Tralee and Killarney by mid-2016.

Any further information that anyone may need on the rollout of high-speed broadband services in Kerry can be found on the website here.

“eircom is currently engaged in a €9 million network upgrade in County Kerry and in the past two years alone we have completed two thirds of our work programme,” said Carolan Lennon, Managing Director eircom Wholesale. “Between now and mid-2016 we will invest a further €3 million in upgrading an additional 22 communities in Kerry serving over 13,500 more premises.”

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