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30th June 2020
Source: Galway Bay FM Newsroom
County Galway will see an investment of €153 million in the new high speed fibre network according to the latest report from National Broadband Ireland.
In Galway, there are over 38,300 premises in the intervention area which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses and schools.
This equates to 28% of all premises in the county.
[The first homes in Galway will be connected early next year, while over 115,000 premises nationwide will be passed and available for connection within the next 18 months.
In year three of the rollout, NBI says it will continue to ramp up its design and build activities, and 40% of all premises in the intervention area will have access to broadband.
NBI contractors have been on the ground in Galway since January.
Surveys have been completed in Oranmore, Clarinbrige, Claregalway, Furbo and Barna.
More recently, work was completed in the east of the county including the areas around Ballinasloe such as Kiltomer, Oatfield, Annagh, Kilconnell, and Ahascragh.
The ComReg survey – which was conducted by Behaviour and Attitudes – shows that 77% of broadband users have seen an increase in the usage of their home broadband service since Covid-19 restrictions were introduced. This figure has increased from 61% in April 2020 when the survey was last conducted, highlighting the growing reliance on home broadband services.READ MORE
In Wexford, there are 22,175 premises in the Intervention Area (IA), which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses and schools. This equates tp 27 per cent on all premises in the country.READ MORE
In Carlow, the first areas being surveyed include Downings, Ballymurphy, Coppenagh, Killerig, Friarstown, Slaneyquarter and Kilmagarvoge. Others will include Nurney, Agha, Old Leighlin, Clogrennane and Kellistown.READ MORE