Homes, businesses and farms in places such as Ahascragh, Kilconnell, Kellysgrove and Kiltormer can connect to fibre broadband today
National Broadband Ireland, the company delivering the new future-proofed, high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home network under the National Broadband Plan on behalf of the Government, has said that over 2,400 premises in its Ballinasloe deployment area can get a high-speed fibre broadband connection on its network today.
There are more than 8,600 homes, businesses and farms in the County Galway that have yet to join the National Broadband Ireland network. National Broadband Ireland is calling on people living in County Galway, specifically near Ballinasloe, to visit nbi.ie/map/ and enter their Eircode to see if they are ready to connect.
Peter Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer, National Broadband Ireland, said: “We have seen a great uptake on our high-speed broadband network already in Ballinasloe. The best way for people who live or run a business in the area to check their eligibility is to visit the National Broadband Ireland website. A connection to our network will enable users to experience the life-changing benefits that high-speed broadband provides.”
Over 40,000 premises in County Galway are included in the State’s Intervention Area, which will see NBI deliver minimum speeds of 500 megabits per second to homes, businesses, farms, and schools. As the biggest investment in rural Ireland since rural electrification, County Galway will receive €153m of Government investment under the National Broadband Plan.
As a wholesale network operator, NBI does not sell fibre broadband directly to end users, rather it enables services from a range of broadband providers or Retail Service Providers (RSPs). As a wholesale provider, NBI will make the new Fibre-to-the-Home network available to all RSPs operating in the Intervention Area.
Some 57 RSPs have already signed up to sell services on the National Broadband Ireland network and 44 are certified as ready to start providing connections as of today. To see the retail broadband providers that are currently licensed to sell on the National Broadband Ireland network, visit NBI.ie/buy.
The National Broadband Ireland website is regularly updated to show estimated connection dates. Signing up to the NBI email notifications at /eoi/ is the easiest way to get the most up to date status of premises during the rollout and when premises will be ready for order.
Keep up to Speed!
NBI is encouraging people to check their eligibility and register for updates at www.nbi.ie to receive regular notifications related to their own premises as works progresses in their area.