Almost 12,500 homes, businesses and farms are now ready to connect across Tipperary

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company rolling out the new high-speed fibre broadband network under the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) is making an investment of almost €118 million to ensure access for over 31,000 Tipperary homes, farms and businesses. This includes over 1,000 premises in and around Roscrea, Rathnavogue and Cloughjordan. The company was in town this week to meet with local man Damien Munroe who is connected to the NBI network and had struggled with poor connectivity up to now.

Peter Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer, National Broadband Ireland said: “As the NBI rollout progresses across Tipperary, connections to high-speed broadband are becoming available to rural towns and villages around the county. Almost 1,600 homes, farms and businesses surrounding Clonmel are now ready to connect alongside over 2,800 in Nenagh, over 2,200 in Cashel, over 2,000 in Carrick-on-Suir and almost 3,000 in Tipperary town. We are delighted 1,000 homes in rural Roscrea are now also live on the network.”

“The significant progress we are making means that more and more customers are experiencing the transformational power of minimum speeds of 500 megabits per second whether you are a family needing to work, study and access entertainment online all at the same time, or a business owner wanting to expand. An NBI connection means reliable broadband all of the time throughout the house.

“Overall NBI, will be making a €118 million investment in Tipperary and serving over 31,000 premises. I encourage Tipperary residents to visit and check their Eircode to find out if they are ready to connect and sign up for updates.”

Local Roscrea man, Damien Munroe who is connected to the NBI network through broadband provider, Rural Broadband, said: “I was delighted to be able to sign up with Rural Broadband to connect to the NBI network. My wife and I have been struggling with poor connectivity for years and were eager to upgrade to fibre broadband.

“From morning to night, we’re online. We both work from home for high-tech companies and rely on fast, reliable broadband. Oftentimes we have Microsoft Teams calls at the same time which can cause a drop in signal. Since connecting to the NBI network, we are benefiting from a high quality and consistent broadband service. This is true for my working day as well as seamless streaming experiences to unwind in the evenings.”

Mary Sexton, Owner of broadband provider, Rural Broadband, said: “Rural Broadband is delighted to be providing NBI’s high-speed fibre broadband to customers up and down the country, like Damien. Reliable, high-speed broadband is essential in today’s world and we are proud to be involved in building this long-term infrastructure in the underserved rural areas of Ireland. Whether it’s working from home or keeping the kids entertained, there’s something for everyone! When you sign up with Rural Broadband, you know you’re dealing with a Guaranteed Irish, small, family business dedicated to great customer service. Visit our website to find out more. ”

Under the National Broadband Plan, 569,000 premises nationwide are included in the Intervention Area, which was established by the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications to identify areas where commercial operators are not currently providing or intending to provide access to high-speed broadband.

As a wholesale network operator, NBI does not sell fibre broadband directly to end users, rather it enables services from a range of broadband providers or Retail Service Providers (RSPs). As a wholesale provider, NBI will make the new Fibre-to-the-Home network available to all RSPs operating in the Intervention Area.  

Some 64 RSPs have already signed up to sell services on the National Broadband Ireland network and 55 are certified as ready to start providing connections as of today. To see the retail broadband providers that are currently licensed to sell on the National Broadband Ireland network, visit

National Broadband Ireland will ultimately connect 1.1 million people in every county, 65,000 farms, 44,000 small businesses and 679 schools.

Photo Caption: Lauren Ingram, Customer Success at Rural Broadband, Jim Mason, Consultant at Rural Broadband, Ross Shone, Communications Executive at National Broadband Ireland, Damien Munroe, connected customer