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NBP Latest News

National Ploughing Championships 2019

The NBP team is delighted to be attending this year's National Ploughing Championships at Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co. Carlow on 17, 18, and 19 September 2019.

Come and visit the NBP stand at the Connectivity and Transport marquee in the Government of Ireland Village. Block 3 Row 21 Stand 459.

National Broadband Plan - Conclusion of the Mapping Exercise

The Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment is running a consultation on the National Broadband Plan Map.

In addition to submissions from telecommunications operators, we would like to hear from individuals or from retail service providers who are experiencing problems accessing or providing a high speed broadband service to homes or businesses.

Issues may include placing an order, getting connected, and/or getting the service you have ordered.

Further details and consultation documents are available on our consultation page.

This consultation closed at  5pm on Monday 30 September 2019

Progress to date

In 2012, 30% of Irish premises had access to high speed broadband.  Today, this is 76% (over 1.8m of all premises).

Procurement progress

The ongoing procurement process reached a key milestone in May 2019 with the appointment of a "Preferred Bidder".

The aim of the process is to appoint a company to build, maintain and operate a new high speed broadband network in the NBP State intervention area over a 25 year contract.

This is the final step in the NBP procurement process before a contract is awarded and deployment begins in the State intervention area.

Q2 2019 Map Update

The High Speed Broadband Map  has been updated by the Department.

This latest update shows progress in the deployment of high speed broadband in the BLUE areas on the Map up until the end of March 2019, including those premises passed under the eir Commitment Agreement.

eir Commitment Agreement – Progress Update Q2 2019

Progress in this rollout for Quarter 1 2019 has been verified by the Department. 

  • In the period from 1 April 2019 to end of June 2019, 31,158 premises were passed by eir and are now marked with a Blue dot in the Light Blue area of the Map.
  • A total of 282,123 premises have been passed since eir commenced work in late 2016.
  • Follow the progress of the rural deployment covered by the Commitment Agreement.
  • This is a wholesale network only.  eir sells access to the network to retail service providers on an open access basis who in turn re-sell to the general public.
  • If your premises has been passed by eir, and you want to connect to a high speed broadband service, you will need to contact a Retail Service Provider. Details of who you can contact can be found on the eir website www.fibrerollout.ie/rollout-map/where-to-buy

12 September 2019