National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company delivering the National Broadband Plan (NBP) on behalf of the Government, will host a pop-up information event at the Diamond in Monaghan Town on Friday the 3rd and Saturday 4th of September, with the events taking place from 10 am to 4 pm each day.
These upcoming events aim to give even more people an opportunity to learn about the NBP, when high-speed fibre broadband is coming to Monaghan 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 to Monaghan.
Peter Hendrick, CEO of National Broadband Ireland said, “National Broadband Ireland is excited about the opportunity to engage directly with the people of Monaghan and give them information about when high-speed broadband will be available, let them know how they can connect to the NBI network and how they can register for progress updates specific to their Eircode.”
NBI currently has construction underway to bring fibre to 4,355 premises in the townlands in the Monaghan Intervention Area, which includes Glasdrumman, Mullanacross, Inishammon, Drumshanny, Mullaghmore, Drumgavny, Kinard, and Brandrum 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. This is expected to bring significant benefits directly to consumers and businesses where competition between RSPs will ensure quality bundled packages offer choice around voice, broadband, TV and mobile at competitive prices.
In advance of the Fibre-to-the-Home rollout, 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 sixteen Broadband Connection Points in Monaghan, thirteen of which have already been connected, including St. Patrick’s Accommodation Centre, Corduff Community Centre, Monaghan GAA Centre of Excellence, The Wetlands Centre, Drumhowan Community Centre.
In total, there are 15,332 premises in the Intervention Area (IA) in County Monaghan, which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses and schools. This equates to 46% of all premises in the county. Under the National Broadband Plan, Monaghan will see an investment of €60M in the new high-speed fibre network. NBI is encouraging people to keep-up-to-date with Eircode specific updates at /eoi/.