Welcome to National Broadband Ireland

NBI is rolling out the largest infrastructural project in rural Ireland since rural electrification, stretching across 96% of Ireland’s land mass. It will bring high-speed broadband to 23% of Ireland’s population.

We are connecting

564k

premises

1.1m

people

65k

farms

44k

small business

672

schools

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Benefits of Fibre

Benefits of fibre

The big difference is a full, future-proof, fibre optic network of 500Mb-2Gb speeds connecting homes, hospitals, schools, businesses and communities.

Making the most of your connection

While the fibre connection and WiFi supplied to you by your provider will be more than capable of delivering speeds of at least 500Mbps, there can be many reasons why your broadband is not achieving full speed over WiFi.

What’s involved in the network build?

Phase 1

Surveying

Physical surveys are required to examine the existing pole and duct network for inclusion in the 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.

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.

Phase 4

Order

Once the build is complete, an order can be placed with a broadband service provider who is registered to sell on the NBI™ network.

Phase 5

Install

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

  • 481,279 Premises surveyed
  • 456,481 Designs complete
  • 392,732 Premises under construction / constructed
  • 231,513 Premises available for order/pre-order
  • 218,224 Premises Passed
  • 71,404 Premises Connected
  • 955 BCPs / schools installed by NBI

*Progress as of 23.02.24

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