National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company delivering the National Broadband Plan (NBP) on behalf of the Government, will host a pop-up information event in Market Square in Cavan Town over two weekends in July, the 2nd – 3rd and 9th – 10th, with the events taking place from 10 am to 4 pm each day.
These events aim to give the people of Cavan an opportunity to learn more about the NBP, when high speed fibre broadband is coming to Cavan and how they can get connected. The NBI team will be on-hand to register people for future updates and notifications on when high speed fibre broadband is coming.
In total, there are 16,242 premises in the Intervention Area (IA) in County Cavan, which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses and schools. This equates to 38% of all premises in the county. Under the National Broadband Plan, Cavan will see an investment of €65M in the new high speed fibre network. This will enable e-learning, remote monitoring of livestock or equipment, e-health initiatives, better energy efficiency in the home, and more remote working.
In February,the first premises were successfully connected in County Cavan and NBI currently has construction underway to bring fibre to 3,738 premises in the townlands in the Cavan Intervention Area, which include Cornafean, Drung, Farnham, Killygarry, Kilnaleck and Lavey among others, all of which are already eligible to order services on the new high-speed fibre broadband network. Customers in these premises can now order broadband services from their retail service providers (RSPs) of choice.
Peter Hendrick, CEO of National Broadband Ireland said, “National Broadband Ireland is excited about the opportunity that this event will afford us, to engage directly with the people of Cavan and let them know of the progress to date. We also hope that this will enable those in the county who are interested in the National Broadband Plan to meet NBI representatives, register for updates and learn when high speed fibre broadband is coming and how they can get connected.”
In advance of the Fibre-to-the-Home roll out, the NBP provides for the delivery of Broadband Connection Points nationwide. These facilities – which include sports clubs, community centres and tourist sites – will provide free public access to high-speed internet in the rollout area. There are twelve Broadband Connection Points in Cavan, eleven of which have already been connected.
NBI is encouraging people to keep-up-to-date with Eircode specific updates at /eoi/.