First phase of National Broadband Plan (NBP) well underway

18th May 2020

NBI contractors have been on the ground since January surveying townlands in Cork, Galway, Cavan and Limerick. This involves physically walking the routes and documenting images, notes and measurements of the current infrastructure - poles, cables and underground ducts - in each area.  

We recently began work in Kerry and Wexford.  This month surveying was also underway in parts of Roscommon, Monaghan,  and Mullingar. To date almost 20,000 premises have been have surveyed.

This will enable design solutions for the provision of a fibre network to every premises in the Intervention Area (IA) – a map of almost 537,000 premises nationwide identified by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) as not being served with adequate broadband services. For more information see www.broadband.gov.ie

By the end of 2020, up to 10,000 homes will be passed with the fibre network and the first broadband connections can be installed. In addition, NBI will have completed the detailed designs for over 20% of the premises in the Intervention Area (IA) across Ireland. Operating at scale across the country, NBI will be building in 11 separate areas by end 2020 and in every county nationwide next year.

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