National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company rolling out the new high-speed fibre broadband network under the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), has today launched a new 2 Gigabit per second (Gbit/s) offering in partnership with the 34 retail service providers selling services on the NBI network.

The new offering will enable residential customers across Ireland to enjoy 2Gbit/s download speeds with 200Mbit/s upload speeds, while business customers can avail of 2Gbit/s download speeds with 400Mbit/s upload speeds.

This new offering has expanded NBI’s product portfolio to six different high-speed broadband offerings for customers. The entry level offering provided to customers on the NBI network includes 500Mbit/s download with 50Mbit/s upload.

Peter Hendrick, CEO of National Broadband Ireland, said: “We are delighted to facilitate this new offering for customers in partnership with all retail service providers on the NBI network. The comprehensive range of offerings available on the NBI network will empower customers across Ireland with a variety of different requirements in terms of broadband speeds. National Broadband Ireland is working to ensure that every person can realise their ambitions through access to high-speed broadband.”

With the introduction of NBI’s new 2Gbit/s high-speed broadband offering, the company has expanded the portfolio of broadband options available on the NBI networks to six:

ProductsDownload SpeedUpload Speed
High-Speed Broadband Consumer Standard500Mbit/s50Mbit/s
High-Speed Broadband Consumer Premium1Gbit/s100Mbit/s
High-Speed Broadband Consumer Elite2Gbit/s200Mbit/s
High-Speed Broadband Business Standard500Mbit/s100Mbit/s
High-Speed Broadband Business Premium1Gbit/s200Mbit/s
High-Speed Broadband Business Enterprise2Gbit/s400Mbit/s

Some 50 retail service providers (RSPs) have already signed up to sell services on the NBI network and 34 are certified as ready to start providing connections today. This is expected to bring significant benefits directly to consumers and businesses.  Competition between RSPs affords choice for end users which will ensure quality bundled packages offer consumers choice around voice, broadband, TV and mobile at competitive prices.

National Broadband Ireland is actively working across the country to design and build the new high-speed, Fibre-to-the-Home network, which will connect over 1.1 million people and over 554,000 premises in the project’s Intervention Area. NBI is encouraging people to keep up to date with Eircode specific updates at /eoi/.