Homes, businesses and farms in places such as Ardmore, Ballyheehy, and Kinsalebeg can connect to fibre broadband today

Over 5,000 homes, businesses and farms in county can now avail of a high-speed connection

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 almost 1,200 Waterford premises in the Youghal deployment area can order or pre-order a high-speed fibre broadband connection on its network today. This takes the number of homes, businesses and farms that can join National Broadband Ireland’s network in Waterford to over 5,000.

Approximately 15,000 premises in County Waterford 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 Waterford will receive €59m of Government investment under the National Broadband Plan. 

There are 1,172 Waterford homes, businesses and farms in the Youghal deployment area that can join the National Broadband Ireland network. Overall, there are 5,127 Waterford homes, businesses and farms that can pre-order or order high-speed, reliable broadband with 744 connections already made to the network. National Broadband Ireland is calling on people living near Youghal or Waterford City to visit and enter their Eircode to see if they are ready to connect.

Peter Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer, National Broadband Ireland, said: “We are delighted to announce that premises in the Youghal Deployment Area of Waterford can now order or pre-order broadband services through the National Broadband Ireland network. This will enable users to experience the life-changing benefits that high-speed broadband provides.”

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 59 RSPs have already signed up to sell services on the National Broadband Ireland network and 48 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

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 to receive regular notifications related to their own premises as works progresses in their area.