Welcome to National Broadband Ireland

Proudly connecting rural communities to high-speed fibre broadband under the National Broadband plan.

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We are committed to connecting

559k

premises

1.1m

people

54k

farms

44k

small business

679

schools

What’s involved in the network build?

Survey Phase 1 Surveying
Physical surveys are required to examine the existing pole and duct network for inclusion in the design.
Design Phase 2 Design
NBI’s detailed design process covers infrastructure, power and footprint required, drawings, openeir works, Local Authority requirements and revised cost analysis.
Build Phase 3 Build
After the designs have been approved, work can start on the ground. This includes everything from readying existing infrastructure to laying fibre.
Order your connection Phase 4 Order your connection
Once the build is complete, an order can be placed with a broadband service provider who is registered to sell on the NBI™ network.
Connection Phase 5 Connection
NBI™ will connect your premises on behalf of your preferred broadband service provider. Once connected to the NBI™ network, you will have guaranteed access to minimum speeds of 500Mb.

Our progress so far

  • 335,136 Premises surveyed
  • 312,805 Designs complete
  • 182,238 Premises under construction / constructed
  • 70,716 Premises available for order/pre-order
  • 61,529 Premises Passed
  • 636 BCPs / schools installed by NBI
  • 340,342 Premises surveyed
  • 322,809 Designs complete
  • 199,304 Premises under construction / constructed
  • 79,782 Premises available for order/pre-order
  • 68,006 Premises Passed
  • 16,304 Premises Connected
  • 679 BCPs / schools installed by NBI

*Progress as of 29.07.22

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