The big broadband switch-on with 3 continues in Kerry with the arrival of the 3 National Broadband Scheme Bus on 30th March to 1st March in Castlegregory and Knocknagashel on the 2nd and 4rd April.. The Broadband Experience, which is currently touring national broadband scheme areas, will provide Kerry people with the chance to drop in and be part of the Big Broadband Switch On with 3, and learn about the fantastic benefits of 3 broadband.


As one of the first counties in Ireland to receive much-needed broadband connectivity under the National Broadband Scheme (NBS), the Broadband Experience will be stopping off at the following locations:


3 National Broadband Scheme Bus – Timetable


30th March – 1st April                           Castlegregory,

2nd – 3rd April                                       Knocknagashel



Calling on all Kerry people interested in Broadband to come along and drop in to the 3 National Broadband Scheme Bus, Damien Gallagher National Broadband Scheme Project Director at 3 commented: “It’s fantastic news for the county that people of all ages can now come along and test out broadband. Anyone who visits will be in with a chance to win giveaways, surf the web and get tips and advice from 3 on how to make the most of broadband.”


Gallagher continued, “Kerry is one of the first counties in Ireland to be connected under the National Broadband Scheme. 3 will be ensuring that consumers and businesses have access to the highest quality broadband services and an enhanced customer experience.  Looking ahead, 3 will continue to play an active role in facilitating rural development and sustaining our regional economies, through the roll out of the Scheme, with all NBS coverage areas in Kerry to have full network coverage by Autumn 2010.”


Homes and Businesses all across the county can now avail of 3’s broadband offering which provides a minimum download speed at launch of 1.2Mbps* and is operating on world leading broadband technology. The product offering by 3 through the National Broadband Scheme costs just €19.99 per month, with a once off connection fee of €49.

Those who are interested in getting ‘connected’ can contact 3’s dedicated information team on 1800 944 791 to order the broadband products which will be delivered straight to their door, or drop into your local 3Store.

For this phase of the roll-out a significant part of the NBS coverage areas in the county, now have access to high-speed and high-capacity broadband services. The National Broadband Scheme will see the further roll-out of world leading technology throughout the most rural parts of the county.


This connectivity will enable businesses in the NBS coverage areas in Kerry to make the most of high speed internet, email and additional services opening up local and global markets and potentially improving efficiencies and revenues.


Home users will have access to high-speed and high-capacity wireless broadband, with enhanced voice, data and multimedia services, where they can do everything they always wanted to do on the internet, whether it’s downloading music, surfing the web, checking emails, booking flights online, renewing their car tax or making free Skype calls abroad.


3 was awarded the National Broadband Scheme contract to roll-out first-class broadband services to the remaining areas of rural Ireland which are still unconnected. The National Broadband Scheme sees an estimated €223 million investment by 3, of which a maximum of €79.8 million will be contributed by the Government and the EU.  It will enable internet services for both home and businesses users, with parts of Kerry being the first to be connected.


As part of the National Broadband Scheme roll-out, 3 is deploying world-class wireless technology which combines the very best of fixed line broadband connectivity with the flexibility of a mobile device. Nokia Siemens Networks powers 3’s mobile broadband services using the most advanced wireless technologies available in the world today.


*Contention Rates