High speed connectivity on the way as almost 1,400 Cavan homes, farms and businesses near Killashandra and Arvagh see build and survey works progress
Over 4,000 homes, businesses and farms in Cavan can avail of a high-speed connection today
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 construction has commenced to deliver high-speed broadband to almost 600 Cavan homes, businesses and farms near Arvagh. Additionally, engineering surveying works for almost 800 premises in rural areas near Killashandra have been completed.
In Cavan, there are approximately 17,000 premises in the Intervention Area (IA), which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses, and schools. Under the National Broadband Plan, Cavan will see an investment of €65M 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.
NBI crews have made substantial progress in County Cavan, where 578 premises near Arvagh in its Aughnacliffe deployment area have commenced construction works while 787 premises near Killashandra in NBI’s Carrigallen deployment area.
There are 4,050 homes, businesses, and farms in County Cavan that can order or pre-order high-speed, reliable broadband, with 1,379 connections already made to the network. National Broadband Ireland is calling on people living in Mayo to visit nbi.ie/map/ and enter their Eircode to see if they are ready to connect.
NBI Chief Executive Peter Hendrick said: Peter Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer, National Broadband Ireland said: “Our teams are working tirelessly on the rollout plan and considerable progress has been made on the developments in Cavan.”
He continued: “As the fast pace of the rollout continues, we are confident in our expertise to progress premises from the construction phase to the order phase. We are currently partnering with retail service providers, and other stakeholders, to connect homes in Cavan. Minimum speeds of 500Mbps will be available.
“Our goal is to improve digital connectivity across the country. Digital connectivity has become a huge part of our everyday lives, and this new Fibre-to-the-Home network, will be a key enabler for the sustainability of local businesses and communities.”
National Broadband Ireland contractors have been on the ground across the country and over 177,412 premises nationwide can order or pre-order broadband on the NBI network so far.
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.
Broadband Connection Points
In advance of the Fibre-to-the-Home rollout, the NBP provides for the delivery of Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) nationwide. 602 of these sites, including Public BCPs, are now ‘live’. Public BCPs – which include sports clubs, community centres and tourist sites – will provide free public access to high-speed internet in the rollout area. Other BCP categories include schools and marts.
BCPs will pave the way for rural communities to receive the benefits of broadband, from mobile working, e-learning and mobile banking, to digital tourism. You can view BCPs at www.nbi.ie/bcp-map/. An example of some of the locations of Broadband Connection Points in Cavan include Gallonray House, Killenkere Leisure Centre, and Glengevlain Community Hall. Primary schools in the Intervention Area are also being connected for educational access as part of the NBP.