We’re expanding our new fibre speed internet service to the greater Tralee area, and from September 17th we will be offering up to 100 Mbps broadband to thousands of properties around Tralee, particularly areas outside of the town where slow, unreliable broadband services exist.

According to Ivertec’s Managing Director, Jimmy Sugrue, the new fibre speed service is an ideal choice for those currently enduring slow broadband speeds in Tralee through a phone line or old satellite.

“We commenced rolling out our new WiFibre network last year, and so far it has transformed the broadband landscape in rural areas of Kerry.” Sugrue said.

He added: “Our service requires no phone line. We simply install a fibre-speed receiver on the exterior wall of a person’s home and it points towards a new fibre speed transmitter in their area. This means that those living too far from the local town or village are not left waiting for fibre speed connectivity, it’s now available.”

Changing Kerry Business

Sugrue explained how their new WiFibre service is changing how people are doing business, and pointed to a rural enterprise in Listowel who struggled with poor internet access until connecting to Ivertec’s new WiFibre service.

“Oakland’s Nursing Home in Listowel came to us in need of a fibre speed internet service because their current service was just too old and slow. Slow internet meant that their staff had struggled when using online services.  These struggles have an awful impact on a business”

He added; “We’re delighted to be providing them with our new WiFibre service and to see how it has benefited their business makes our work worthwhile.”

Solving the broadband problems in rural areas of Kerry

According to Derek O’Leary, Ivertec’s I.T. Operations Manager, people are living with the wrong impression that rural areas are forgotten.

“In 2008, we started operating as a broadband provider in the South Kerry area with a mission to bring reliable internet access to the region. Ten years later and our goal hasn’t changed.

He added, “Our new service will go live in the greater Tralee area on September 17th, covering areas such as Ardfert, Abbeydorney, Blennerville, Ballyard, Ballyseedy, The Spa, The Kerries, Kielduff, Ballymacgeillot and Tralee town itself.”

Hundreds of rural home now connected to broadband

He finished by saying: “Our roll out in the greater Tralee area has come from a successful roll out of WiFibre in many other areas of the county. We have connected hundreds of rural homes with high speed broadband in areas such as Ballybunion, Asdee, Ballylongford, Lisselton, Ballyduff, Listowel, Lixnaw, Causeway, Cromane, Caragh Lake, Killorglin, Firies, Farranfore, Milltown, Castlemaine, Beaufort, Aghadoe, Ballyhar, Muckross, Kilcummin, and Glenflesk.“