High-speed connectivity on the way as almost 1,500 Kildare homes, farms and businesses see build works near completion in Cadamstown and Castledermot

Over 9,500 premises in County Kildare 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 almost 1,500 Kildare properties will soon be able to connect to its high-speed fibre broadband network. This includes the deployment areas of Hill of Down near Cadamstown as well as the Baltinglass deployment area near Castledermot.

15,000 premises in Co Kildare 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, Co Kildare will receive €53M of Government investment under the National Broadband Plan. 

Build works are near completion in the Hill of Down deployment area which will enable 300 premises to connect to the NBI network in the coming months. Construction works are also underway to connect almost 1,200 Kildare homes, farms and businesses in the Baltinglass deployment area to broadband on NBI’s high-speed network which is expected to be connected by the end of this year. National Broadband Ireland is calling on people living nearby to visit nbi.ie/eoi to sign up for notifications on when they will be able be able to join the network. 

Works have already been completed in other parts of Kildare and there are a total of 9,534 premises that are available to pre-order or order high-speed, reliable broadband across the county with 2,466 connections made so far.

Peter Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer, National Broadband Ireland, said: “We are delighted to announce that Kildare premises in the surrounding areas of Moyvalley will be able to order high-speed broadband services through the National Broadband Ireland network in the coming months. This will enable users to experience the life-changing benefits that high-speed broadband provides. 

“Over 9,500 homes, businesses and farms in Co Kildare can now order a high-speed fibre connection to the National Broadband Ireland network. This means almost two-thirds of Kildare premises under the National Broadband Plan can avail of fibre broadband, including:

  • Almost 3,100 premises near Donadea 
  • Almost 3,600 near Curragh Camp
  • Over 2,400 near Blessington 
  • Over 1,500 near Ballylinan
  • Over 750 near Dunboyne and Clonee Over 300 along the Kildare-Carlow county border

We are working hard on the ground to progress other areas of the county through engineering survey, design and construction phases. We are encouraging Kildare residents to visit the NBI website to check their Eircode and sign up for updates.”

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 72 RSPs have already signed up to sell services on the National Broadband Ireland network and 68 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 274,261 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 Kildare include the Lullymore Heritage Park, Bigstone Community Hall and Cookstown Further Education, Training and Community Centre. Primary schools in the Intervention Area are now connected for educational access as part of the NBP.