The quality of broadband services in Kerry has been criticised by a local politician.
Brendan Cronin, an independent councillor in the Killarney region, has claimed he receives daily complaints about the lack of fast and reliable connections in the region.
Speaking to the Irish Examiner, he stated: "This is an unacceptable situation in 2014 as many families try to do an amount of work and business online and it is seriously affecting people working from home and small family business."
Mr Cronin said he will be calling on Kerry County Council to take action to upgrade broadband services urgently.
The councillor's comments were echoed by Sean de Buitlear of the South Kerry Development, who told the newspaper the lack of connectivity can cause isolation and discourage companies from doing business in the area.
He said the effects of the problem range from farmers being unable to access important forms and data online to young people who cannot make the most of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
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