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 Tesco Superstore Menlo in Ballinasloe on Friday the 17th and Saturday 18th 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 Galway and how they can get connected. The NBI team will be on-hand to register people for future updates on the rollout in their area.
Peter Hendrick, CEO of National Broadband Ireland said, “National Broadband Ireland is excited about the opportunity to engage directly with the people of Galway 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 3,307 premises in the townlands in the Ballinasloe Intervention Area, which includes Clontuskert, Ahascragh, Kilconnell, Liscapple, Aughrim, Carnakelly, Fohenagh, Riversdale, Dowras, Kiltormer, and Rosmore among others, all of which are already eligible to order services on the new high-speed fibre broadband network.
Once these premises are available to order these customers can choose their broadband services from a retail service provider (RSPs) of their 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 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 twenty-one Broadband Connection Points in Galway, eight of which have already been connected, including Clonberne Community Enterprise Centre, Inishbofin Community Centre and Cortoon Community Centre.
In total, there are 38,714 premises in the Intervention Area (IA) in County Galway, which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses and schools. This equates to 28% of all premises in the county. Under the National Broadband Plan, Galway will see an investment of €153M in the new high speed fibre network. NBI is encouraging people to keep-up-to-date with Eircode specific updates at /eoi/.