Broadband Speeds in Rural Areas | Farm Insurance

Broadband Speeds in Rural Areas | Farm Insurance

When it comes to communication and protecting your farms Broadband connections and speeds are crucial. As with many other jurisdiction, this will become crucial when considering Farm Insurance.

There are huge variations in broadband speeds throughout the country with County Longford having the slowest speed  at 7.25 (Mbps)on average. After this comes, County Leitrim at 8.94Mbps.

At the top of the list unsurprisingly is Dublin with average speeds of 44.85Mbps.

Dublin was followed by

  • Waterford (27.90Mbps)
  • Kildare (27.36Mbps)
  • Meath (21.47Mbps)
  • Westmeath (21.41Mbps)

The average speed across all tests taken was 23.75Mbps.

This is almost 36 times slower than the faster area, which is Drimnagh in Dublin 12with an average speed of 72.15Mbps.

Broadband speeds in Legan County Longford are also almost 12 times slower than the national average.

In practical terms, it would take over three and a half hours to download a two-hour HD movie in Legan and just under six minutes in Drimnagh.

Broadband Report ‘Underlines Problems In Rural Ireland’

The information comes from a report by Switcher.ie and although the story above illustartes the impact on the quality of life, it also costs on investment and jobs.

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice, said that

the report underlines once again what he has been saying on this important issue over the past two years. It is costing investment and jobs that workers and businesses have to move to bigger towns and cities to get a proper broadband signal.

it means that businesses are  reluctant to come to rural areas where broadband speeds are slow and speeds in Dublin are up to 30 times faster.

 

Watch this Space!

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