Work has recently started on delivering a 10-Gigbit broadband system for Castletownbere. KNN, on behalf of Eir, have begun installing fibre around the town, and we hope the new system will be completed in the coming months. Over the past few years, the availability of wifi has led directly to the creation of 85 new online jobs on the Beara peninsula. These are the jobs of the future, with a low carbon footprint. A number of local emigrants have now returned to work online in Beara, and we expect many more to do so in 2023 and beyond. The new fibre system is great news for Castletownbere and the Beara peninsula, and will create new opportunities for economic growth in the area.
This morning business people gathered in Dinish to get information on the new 10 Gigbit broadband service which will be a welcome boost for everyone. They were joined by Mayor of Cork Council Cllr. Danny Collins, Fianna Fáil Patrick Gerard Murphy, and Fine Gael Cllr Caroline Cronin.