It is hoped that a large area of Boyle will be able to avail of up to 10Gbps high speed broadband by early 2020.
The news comes as Tawnytaskin Community Centre was named on Tuesday as one of 300 premises nationwide that will be connected to high speed broadband as part of the National Broadband Plan.
Eir, the company who are behind the current rollout of fibre broadband to 1600 Boyle premises, has told Boyletoday.com that “90% of civil works in Boyle is now complete (digging, clearing blockages) and we have commenced cabling, which is going well and should be complete by end of year”. “On that basis, we expect to start connecting customers in January / February 2020”.
Last August Eir commenced their rollout of fibre broadband to Boyle town with fibre being placed through existing ducting from the fibre enabled cabinets to each premises.
This is part of their €0.5 billion fixed network investment programme with a FTTH network capable of speeds up to 10 Gbps which will pass 180 towns and cities, including every town in the country with more than 1,000 premises within 5 years.
According to the map here under, it would seem most premises inside a ‘border’ that goes out the Carrick Road, down Maple Drive and Drum, along by the canal, then veers north west of the town to take in a portion of Mockmoyne, Termon, Frenchpark Road, Greatmeadow and a short distance out the Roscommon Road will all be enabled (see map below).
In providing Boyletoday.com with the map below Eir point out ” Within the lines will potentially be able to receive up to 10Gbps download speed. There is no room for change of boundaries”
Separately, it was announced on Tuesday that Tawnytaskin Community Centre in Boyle is among approximately 300 community centres, schools, library hubs and local GAA halls in every county that will be connected to high speed broadband during 2020, to enable communities to quickly get free public access to high speed broadband as part of the National Broadband Plan.
In welcoming the news Senator Frank Feighan said “The work will start immediately, with roll-out of broadband within eight weeks of Tuesday’s contract signing. Over 90% of premises in the State will have access to high speed broadband within four years. Quite simply this means rural communities will not be left behind. All of rural Ireland will get the same access to opportunities offered by high-speed broadband as those in urban areas”.
The news has also been welcomed by Deputy Denis Naughten.
Map showing areas in Boyle that “will potentially be able to receive up to 10Gbps download speed. There is no room for change of boundaries” according to Eir: