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Where and when is the National Broadband Plan being rolled out?

On a rolling 18 month basis, NBI will regularly update the website to reflect the progress of the fibre roll out and provide indicative timelines on when connections will be available at an individual Eircode level.

The Deployment Areas below include premises that are in the areas, plus surrounding townlands. For more accurate information on your specific eircode, click HERE to check the map.

Deployment AreaStatus of Deployment AreaAnticipated Date for ConnectionPremise Number
CarrigalineNetwork Build In ProgressDecember 2020 – February 20214,615
CavanNetwork Build In ProgressFebruary 2021 – April 20213,738
GalwayNetwork Build In ProgressJanuary 2021 – March 20213,502
BallinasloeNetwork Build In ProgressMay 2021 – July 20213,307
LimerickNetwork Build In ProgressMay 2021 – July 20214,075
CastlebarSurvey Underway August 2021 – October 20212,139
DundalkSurvey Underway August 2021 – October 20212,770
KillarneySurvey Underway August 2021 – October 20213,382
MonaghanSurvey Underway August 2021 – October 20214,355
MullingarSurvey Underway August 2021 – October 20214,109
RoscommonSurvey Underway August 2021 – October 20213,591
SligoSurvey Underway August 2021 – October 20212,513
TraleeSurvey Underway August 2021 – October 20213,167
WexfordSurvey Underway August 2021 – October 20213,745
KilcooleSurvey Underway July 2021 – September 20212,836
DroghedaSurvey Underway October 2021 – March 20224,173
BallinaSurvey Underway September 2021 – February 20222,678
WaterfordSurvey Underway September 2021 – February 20226,358
BlessingtonSurvey Underway September 2021 – November 20214,959
CarlowSurvey Underway September 2021 – November 20213,544
TipperarySurvey Underway September 2021 – November 20213,316

What is involved in delivering the National Broadband Plan?

The National Broadband Plan is one of the most ambitious deployments of broadband infrastructure in the world. To design, build and roll-out this complex and technical project will take time – but once built it will future-proof Ireland for generations to come.

Up to 544,000 premises have been identified by DECC (Department of Environment, Climate and Communications) as not being served with adequate broadband services, and these comprise the National Broadband roll-out area. The deployment plan forecasts premises passed in all counties within the first 2 years and over 90% of premises in the State having access to high speed broadband within the next four years.

NBI’s focus will be on building nationwide broadband infrastructure, and its deployment plan will achieve key early milestones in the delivery of high-speed broadband for every community. Initially we will commence surveying of every individual premises covered by the National Broadband Plan to ensure we have a detailed delivery plan for each and every home and business. This will involve granular analysis of the fibre route, design of required infrastructure and also detailed assessment of the delivery method to connect each individual premises. This process takes time and we are very conscious of the critical need for high-speed broadband to be delivered within the NBP area. To this end, approximately 275 Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) – at locations identified and selected by the Department of Rural and Community Development – will be live in the first year.

Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) are a key element of the NBP and will provide high speed broadband in every county in advance of the roll out of the fibre to the home network. The high speed broadband service will be switched on in these locations through service provider contracts managed by the Department of Rural and Community Development for publicly available sites and by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) for schools.

These BCPs will include public areas such as community halls, libraries, GAA facilities, broadband access hubs, enterprise hubs, and other public spaces – paving the way for homes and premises to be fibre connected throughout the period of the wider rollout. Click here to find out more about BCPs.

From day one, NBI has set ambitious milestones in its deployment plan, leading to 100% high-speed broadband coverage across the national broadband rollout areas within seven years.  By the end of the third year, it is projected that almost 40% of premises in the NBP (totaling over 205,000 premises) will be served by the NBI network. By year five, almost 95% of that entire population will have access to high-speed broadband. 

By the end of our deployment plan, NBI’s network will be available to approximately 544,000 premises, and any new builds over the next 25 years, meaning 100% of the country will have access to high-speed broadband – with no-one being left behind.

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