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We are committed to connecting

554k

premises

1.1m

people

54k

farms

44k

small business

679

schools

Connecting Communities
Significant Progress Already Made

Across the project, NBI have already made major achievements providing a degree of momentum and a greater level of assurance, not only about the 2022 targets but also about the fact that the programme will still be delivered within the originally planned 7-year programme, despite the unprecedented impact of the Covid pandemic and even though the Intervention Area has grown by 17,000 premises since the project began.

As work is progressing across all 26 counties in the country, we’re seeing strong momentum across the build programme and are pleased to share this latest build update with the key indicators in the rollout

Premises Under Construction

155k
155k
26k
2020
2021
2022
221k
(+43%)
26k

Premises Constructed & Available To Order

128k
128k
35k
2021
2022
128k
(+266%)
35k

*Can place order for delivery within 90-day window

Premises Passed^

102k
102k
32k
2021
2022
102k
(+219%)
32k

^Typically available for connection within 10 days
* Contract Year 2

NBI is continuing to increase capacity and construction activities are now more predictable across the programme.
By the end of 2022, 221,000 premises – 40% of the entire Intervention Area – will be under construction. By the end of 2022, 128,000 premises will be available to order which represents 58% of the premises under construction. In comparison, the equivalent for 2021 was 23%. The trajectory seen in these leading indicators provides confidence that the seven year rollout remains on-target.

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

  • 325,322 Premises surveyed
  • 294,762 Designs complete
  • 175,330 Premises under construction / constructed
  • 65,504 Premises available for order
  • 49,926 Premises Passed
  • 574 BCPs / schools installed by NBI
Find out more about our rollout