Almost 2,100 Longford homes, businesses and farms near Aughnacliffe can now connect to fibre broadband on the NBI network

Over 7,000 premises in Co Longford can avail of a high-speed connection today

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), 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 2,100 Longford properties in its Aughnacliffe deployment area can now avail of a high-speed fibre broadband connection. This includes the rural areas and townlands surrounding Aughnacliffe, Gelsha and Drumlish.

9,000 premises in Co Longford 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 Longford will receive €34M of Government investment under the National Broadband Plan. 

There are 2,096 Longford premises in the Aughnacliffe deployment area that can now join the NBI™ network. National Broadband Ireland is calling on people living nearby to visit and enter their Eircode to see if they are ready to connect.

There are 7,093 homes, businesses, and farms in County Longford that can order or pre-order high-speed, reliable broadband with 1,764 connections made to the NBI™ network so far. 

Network build works are also continuing across Longford with works in progress for almost 1,400 premises near Ballymahon, which are due to be connected in 2025. 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.

Peter Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer, National Broadband Ireland, said: We are delighted to announce that almost 2,100 Longford premises near Aughnacliffe can now order high-speed broadband services through the NBI™ network. This will enable those who connect to experience the life-changing benefits of high-speed broadband with minimum speeds of 500 megabits per second.

“Over 7,000 homes, businesses and farms in Co Longford can now order a high-speed fibre connection to the NBI™ network. This includes over 3,300 premises near Longford town and over 1,800 premises in the Lismacaffrey deployment area. This means that approximately four in five Longford properties can avail of high-speed fibre broadband through the NBI™ network. 

“We are working hard on the ground to progress other areas of the county through engineering survey, design and construction phases. We are encouraging local 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 NBI™ 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 NBI™ network, visit

National Broadband Ireland contractors have been on the ground across the country and over 284,722 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 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 – 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 An example of some of the locations of Broadband Connection Points in Longford include Abbeyshrule Airport, Moydow Community Centre and Ballymore Shamrocks GAA Club. Primary schools in the Intervention Area are now connected for educational access as part of the NBP.