Homes, businesses and farms in Portlaoise and nearby villages such as Abbeyleix, Emo and Mountmellick are ready to 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 3,500 premises near Portlaoise can get a high-speed fibre broadband connection on its network today.
There are 3,510 premises in the Portlaoise deployment areas that can join the National Broadband Ireland network. National Broadband Ireland is calling on people living near Portlaoise 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: “In Portlaoise, we have already seen an increase in the amount of homes, businesses and farms signing up to our high-speed broadband network. On the National Broadband Ireland website, people in the area can check their eligibility to connect to the network. A connection to our high-speed broadband creates endless opportunities for users.”
13,000 premises in County Laois 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 Laois will receive €49m of Government investment under the National Broadband Plan.
Works have already been completed in other parts of Laois and there are 5,146 premises that are available to order or pre-order high-speed, reliable broadband across the county, with 586 connections made to the network so far. National Broadband Ireland is calling on people to visit nbi.ie/map/ and enter their Eircode to see if they are ready to connect.
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.
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 61 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 NBI.ie/buy.
National Broadband Ireland contractors have been on the ground across the country and over 118,045 premises nationwide are available to order broadband on the NBI network so far.
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.