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Slow Cork Broadband

DROMAHANE in north Cork was ranked as one of the five worst locations in the country for broadband speed.

The village has a broadband speed of 5.28Mbs, much slower than the Cork average of 17.08Mbs. Dublin has by far the fastest broadband speed, averaging 44.85mbs. One-in-three people say they may have to move to counties in Ireland to get better broadband.

The Vodafone poll also revealed that 70% of small Irish firms have rated their broadband infrastructure as poor.

A separate study from website Switcher.ie carried out 26,829 tests and found that a third of customers had speeds of less than 5Mbs per second, leaving them unable to perform even some basic online tasks.

Catch the full article in the Evening Echo.