National Broadband Plan Progress Update

2nd December 2020

Since boots hit the ground on January 27th last, NBI have made significant early progress on this major nationwide State telecommunications infrastructure project.

We are designing, building and operating the new high-speed fibre network in a mapped ‘rollout area’ – where commercial operators have not indicated that they will be providing such services. This map is owned and managed by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) and includes 544,000 premises and will benefit over one million people.

Over 136,000 premises have been surveyed year to date and network survey design for the new high speed fibre broadband network is well underway. There over 800 people currently working on the NBP nationwide, including all our contractors.

  • Build works for the network are underway in parts of Cork, Cavan, Limerick and Galway. The first trial homes have been connected – in a townland outside Carrigaline in county Cork, with speeds of over 500MB. In early 2021 build works will commence in parts of Roscommon, Wexford, Tralee, Mullingar and Wicklow.
  • By end January next, NBI plan to have passed almost 8,000 premises with the fibre network, who will be able to order a service from the network off local and national retail providers in early 2021. We will provide further information on this as the date draws nearer. See further rollout details here: /rollout-plan/
  • NBI will be working in parts of every country next year and by end 2022, almost 40% of 537K premises in the roll-out area will be passed with the network.
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Latest News: Events

  • 16th June 2021

    Employment on National Broadband Plan surpasses 1,000 people as delivery of ambitious infrastructure project continues

    National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company delivering the National Broadband Plan (NBP) on behalf of the Government, today announced that over 1,000 people have been employed by the project since it commenced in January 2020.

  • 1,000 duine sáraithe ag fostaíocht ar an bPlean Náisiúnta Leathanbhanda de réir mar a leantar leis an tionscadail bonneagair uaillmhianach

    D’fhógair Leathanbhanda Náisiúnta Éireann (NBI) inniu, an chomhlacht a bhfuil an Plean Náisiúnta Leathanbhanda (NBP) á chur i bhfeidhm aige ar son an Rialtais, gur fostaíodh níos mó ná 1,000 duine ar an tionscadal ó cuireadh tús leis i mí Eanáir 2020.

  • 15th June 2021

    Surveying for National Broadband Plan continues across Wexford

    NBI crews have made substantial progress in Wexford, where the following areas have been surveyed: Fethard, Saltmills, Ramsgrange, Ballycullane, Foulkesmill, Clongeen, Wellingtonbridge, Carrick, and Cullenstown.