Survey To Start For Broadband Roll Out

29th April 2020

By Ciara McCaughley

National Broadband Ireland is to  surveying rural homes in mid-Roscommon area from next week for the delivery of high-speed broadband. It is expected that the build-out will take place before Easter 2021.

From  next week the National Broadband Ireland contractor, 4Site, will commence initial surveys in Ballymurray, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Lackan, Kilroosky, Fourmilehouse and will also survey adjoining areas in Galway and around Lanesboro in County Longford

The initial offering to be made available to homes within the next 12 months will be 150mbps but homes can access up to 1000 mbps with rural business being able to access 10,000mbps if needed from 2021.

Speaking to the Roscommon Herald Deputy Denis Naughten said: “The company 4site is carrying out the survey on the ground both inspecting and recording pictures of poles, cables and underground ducts. The 4site teams have been fully trained in physical distancing practices, hygiene, appropriate use of personal protective equipment and how to engage with the public in a safe manner when required.

“They will then use this information to feed into a state-of-the-art computer software system which I launched in Limerick in 2017 to provide detailed maps for the build out of the fibre network in the area next year.

“Initially the build-out will start in the rural areas around Ballinasloe, Athlone, Roscommon Town and Carrick-on-Shannon which will be some of the first areas in the country to get this new broadband. It will then move to Castlerea, Elphin, Rooskey, Curraghboy, Cloonfad in West Roscommon & Newbridge, Co. Galway to complete the coverage of County Roscommon and East Galway.”

If anyone has questions regarding the survey they can contact National Broadband Ireland directly on 0818 624 624 (local call rate) or email them on contactus@nbi.ie. Further information on the National Broadband Plan can be found at www.nbi.ie

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