Malahide has the highest broadband uptake rate in Ireland.
The percentage of households in Malahide with broadband internet access is the highest of all large towns in Ireland – at 46.34%. Malahide also has the second highest rate of PC ownership – at 78.05% of households owning at least one personal computer. (Portmarnock is top at 80.33%).
Broadband uptake varies enourmously across Ireland – the two main factors influencing uptake would be availability and also economic status.
Portmarnock, Leixlip, Dunboyne, Celbridge, Greystones, Donabate, Skerries, Annacotty, Naas, Ratoath, Rathcoole and Maynooth all have broadband uptake of more than 33% of households.
The uptake figure nationally is 19.98%.
Some towns have a broadband uptake as low as 3.2% (Castlebridge).
Other towns with low broadband uptake are Clogherhead, Ballyjamesduff, Bunclody/Carrickduff, Stamullen , Kilcoole, Ballyhaunis – all with less than 10% of households with a broadband connection.

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  1. It’s sad that kilcoole has low broadband uptake.
    But it would help if “decent” broadband was widely available.
    I’ve a few clients up there who struggled with connection.
    One resorted to 3G broadband in a place that has patchy 3G coverage.
    Get your finger out comreg.. Our Government needs to look at the history in the UK.
    BT did naff all until they were forced by ofcom to unbundle exchanges. No monopoly will co-operate with it’s competition unless it is forced to.
    Eircom are allowed to get away with too much.

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