Over 2,900 Clare homes, businesses and farms near Corofin can now connect to fibre broadband on National Broadband Ireland network, 

Construction works near completion in Feakle where first 670 premises can pre-order a connection

Almost 8,700 premises in County Clare can avail of a high-speed connection 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 2,900 Clare properties in its Corofin deployment area can now ready to connect. This includes the surrounding areas of Corofin and Crusheen. In the Feakle deployment area, over 670 premises can now pre-order a high-speed fibre broadband connection, including the rural communities of Feakle and Tulla.

23,000 premises in County Clare 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 Clare will receive €89M of Government investment under the National Broadband Plan.

There are 2,913 Clare premises in the Corofin deployment area that can join the National Broadband Ireland network. Construction works are nearing completion to bring fibre broadband to a further 1,416 homes, farms and businesses in the Feakle deployment area with 677 of these premises now place a pre-order to connect to NBI’s network. Works are set to be complete for all 1,416 premises in the Feakle area early next year. National Broadband Ireland is calling on people living near Corofin and Feakle to visit nbi.ie/map/  and enter their Eircode to see if they are ready to connect.

Works have already been completed in other parts of Clare and there is a total of 8,698 premises that are available to pre-order or order high-speed, reliable broadband across the county with 2,571 connections made 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.

Peter Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer, National Broadband Ireland, said: We are delighted to announce that Clare premises near Corofin can now order high-speed broadband services through the National Broadband Ireland network. The surrounding areas of Feakle can anticipate broadband connections in the new year as pre-orders are now available. This will enable users to experience the life-changing benefits that high-speed broadband provides.

“Presently, almost 8,700 homes, businesses and farms in County Clare can order high-speed fibre broadband to connect to the National Broadband Network, including almost 3,600 premises in Kilkishen.”

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 66 RSPs have already signed up to sell services on the National Broadband Ireland network and 59 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 212,771 premises nationwide can order or pre-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.  

Broadband Connection Points

In advance of the Fibre-to-the-Home rollout, the NBP provides for the delivery of Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) nationwide. 955 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 Clare include the Cree Community Centre, Kildimo GAA Club and Loughraney Kids Playschool. Primary schools in the Intervention Area are also being connected for educational access as part of the NBP.