These counties have the worst broadband in Ireland

Slow: Access to high-speed broadband is essential in the digital economy.
Slow: Access to high-speed broadband is essential in the digital economy.

County Roscommon has the worst high-speed internet access in Ireland, according to a new study, closely followed by Mayo and Leitrim.

On average, only 57% of Irish households have access to high-speed broadband but Roscommon has coverage of just 36% coverage.

The findings, published in the 2017 Local Economic Indicators report, show that Leinster counties Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Louth have the largest access to high-speed broadband.

99% of Dublin premises have access to high-speed broadband. 

Ibec has called for the National Planning Framework to roll out service nationwide faster. “The requirement for state intervention rises as you move westwards across the country, with the Western region having the most premises within the planned intervention area. ".

  1. Dublin: 99%
  2. Kildare: 77%
  3. Louth: 75%
  4. Wicklow: 74%
  5. Waterford: 71%
  6. Cork: 68%
  7. Limerick: 65%
  8. Meath: 62%
  9. Carlow: 61%
  10. Westmeath: 60%
  11. Laois: 58%
  12. Galway: 53%
  13. Kilkenny: 53%
  14. Offaly: 53%
  15. Sligo: 53%
  16. Donegal: 52%
  17. Tipperary: 51%
  18. Wexford: 51%
  19. Clare: 49%
  20. Longford: 48%
  21. Cavan: 43%
  22. Kerry: 43%
  23. Monaghan: 42%
  24. Leitrim: 40%
  25. Mayo: 40%
  26. Roscommon: 36%

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