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Boyle in National Broadband Plan

The National Broadband Plan that was announced today aims to deliver reliable high speed broadband throughout Ireland through a combination of State and commercial investment.

Most parts of Boyle are in the “Blue” area of the reference map which means commercial operators will cover theses areas by the end of 2016.

Areas marked “Amber” which includes outskirts of the town will be targeted by the national broadband plan.

The Government are designing a State intervention aimed at connecting all our communities as part of the NBP. This is because commercial operators have made it clear that there are large parts of the country that they cannot address commercially. The State intervention –Connecting Communities – will extend reliable high speed broadband to every premises in the country where there is no current or planned high speed broadband network.

Connecting Communities is a complex and ambitious national infrastructure project to build a high speed broadband network. This network will provide at least 30Mbps to homes and businesses across the country. Connecting Communities will address current connectivity challenges in a sustainable and meaningful way. Ultimately our aim is to ensure no-one is left behind.

You can use our Map to see if you will be covered by commercial operators or are in an area of the country that will be addressed under Connecting Communities.

Our analysis shows that by 2016, almost 1.6 million premises will have access to high speed broadband from commercial operators. That means over 700,000 premises will be in the area covered by Connecting Communities. This is made up of 100,000 businesses and 600,000 residential premises. This equates to almost 100,000 kilometers of road. Developing a network of this scale will require careful planning and will take time.

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