The Kildare GAA sponsor will also be present at the Lilywhites’ first home game of the NFL season against Cork
National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company rolling out the new high speed fibre broadband network under the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) today announced that over 2,500 homes, businesses and premises are now ready to connect to their high-speed fibre broadband network in County Kildare.
National Broadband Ireland was recently announced as one of Kildare GAA’s new intercounty jersey sleeve sponsors and will have a presence at St. Conleth Park in Newbridge this Sunday for the Lilywhites first home game of the NFL season against Cork. NBI representatives will be at the game to provide information to spectators on the progress they’ve made in Kildare and to outline the benefits of superfast fibre broadband. With 2,500 premises ready to connect to the network, Kildare residents are being encouraged to visit the NBI website nbi.ie to check their Eircode and sign up for updates.
In Kildare, there are approximately 16,000 premises in the Intervention Area (IA), which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses, and schools. Under the National Broadband Plan, County Kildare will see an investment of €53M in the new high speed fibre network. This will enable e-learning, remote monitoring of livestock or equipment, e-health initiatives, better energy efficiency in the home, and facilitate increased levels of remote working.
National Broadband Ireland’s 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.
There are 2,511 premises that are available to order or pre-order high-speed, reliable broadband across Kildare, with 940 connections already made to the network. National Broadband Ireland is calling on people to visit nbi.ie/map/ and enter their Eircode to see if they are ready to connect.
TJ Malone, Chief Executive Officer, National Broadband Ireland Deployment said: “Our teams continue to work on the rollout plan and substantial progress has been made on works in Kildare.”
He continued: “We are confident that the rollout will continue to gather pace and we are currently working closely with retail service providers, and other stakeholders, to connect homes in Kildare. Minimum speeds of 500Mbps will be available.
“Our mission is to end the digital divide across the country. Digital connectivity is critical to many of our activities, and this new Fibre-to-the-Home network, will be a key enabler for the sustainability of local businesses and communities.”
Under the National Broadband Plan, 559,000 premises nationwide are included in the Intervention Area, which was established by the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications to identify areas where commercial operators are not currently providing access to high-speed broadband or do not intend to.
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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.