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What are Broadband Connection Points (BCPs)?

Broadband Connection Points (or BCPs) are public locations which have been selected to receive high-speed connectivity in the first year of the National Broadband Plan. The locations of the BCPs have been selected by the Department of Rural and Community Development and include public areas such as community halls, schools, libraries, GAA facilities, enterprise hubs, tourist locations and other public spaces.

Why are BCPs being rolled out?

The National Broadband Plan is an ambitious project spanning 96% of the country’s land mass and the roll-out will take time. We understand it is essential that high speed, high quality broadband services are accessible as quickly as possible to ensure businesses can connect, and for other benefits such as e-learning and digital tourism. This is why, in our first year, we will bring connectivity to local communities by working with assigned facilities with public access, while the roll-out to homes and businesses progresses.

What can the BCPs be used for?

Each BCP will provide 150Mb high speed, high quality fibre broadband access to the local community. This will enable people living in the area to go to the selected location and access broadband for daily use including remote working, general access and even keeping in touch with family and friends abroad through video calling.

When will the BCPs be available in my area?

BCPs will be surveyed and connected at approximately 300 locations throughout Ireland in the first year of the National Broadband Plan roll-out. This means that all communities will be provided with high-speed fibre in 2020, paving the way for homes and businesses to receive future-proofed broadband directly to their door. Detailed timelines for the delivery of BCPs will be made available here in the coming weeks.

Where will my local BCP be?

All BCPs are listed on our website map which can be located here. Simply search for your address on the map and we will display your local BCP.