State Intervention

The National Broadband Plan is the Government's plan to deliver high speed broadband services to all businesses, farms and households in Ireland.

The State Intervention focuses on areas where there is no existing or planned commercial network.  This non-commercial High Speed Broadband area is known as the Intervention Area.

Following an extensive procurement process, in May 2019, Government approved the appointment of a "Preferred Bidder". This is the final step in the NBP procurement process before a Contract is awarded and deployment begins in the State intervention area. It means that the Bidder has passed the rigorous evaluation process carried out by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Further information on this is available here.

The Intervention Area is represented on the High Speed Broadband Map as Amber. 

Use the Map to check if you live in an area that can access a high speed service through commercial operators or an area that is part of the State intervention area.

The State Intervention area includes:

c. 540,000 premises

    • 1.1 million people (23% population)
    • 56,000 farms (68% of national total of farms)
    • 44,000 non-farm businesses (mostly small and micro)
    • 674 schools