How to prepare for the National Broadband Plan
Is the National Broadband Plan visiting your area? or are you eager to know how to prepare for the National Broadband Plan rollout? This is what you need to know!
There are two primary ways the National Broadband Plan will connect your home these include:
- Overhead Fibre Cable Connection
- Underground Fibre Cable Connection
Overhead Fibre Cable Connection
This is the most common method of connecting a home to fibre broadband.
An overhead cable will attach to a nearby telephone pole and enter your home. You can choose the point of cable entry into your home (typically a 10mm hole into the front or rear of your property), this is commonly situated near your appliances.
Underground Fibre Cable Connection
If you have underground cabling that meet the NBI’s criteria, you may get your fibre cabling this way.
Sufficient ducting must be present for this method to be applicable.
The National Broadband Plan Ireland have commenced works in:
Co Cork – Carrigaline, Fountainstown, Ballinhassig, Monkstown, and Upper Rochestown
Co Galway – Oranmore, Clarinbridge, Claregalway, Furbo and Barna. Ballinasloe – areas around Ballinasloe such as Kiltomer, Oatfield, Annagh, Kilconnell, and Ahascragh
Co Cavan – Ballinagh, Corlurgan, Araghan, Poles, and Caughoo
Co. Limerick – townlands outside Limerick City including Mungret, Patrickswell, Crecora, Castleconnell and Caherconlish
The NBI plan aim to have the network completed within 5-7 years but are currently ahead of the planned schedule.
Currently the NBI have surveyed over 215,000 properties across Ireland. The NBI have connected 45 schools and have 164 Broadband Connection Points (BCP’s) connected.
There is a live map that you can check to see when the National Broadband network will be live in your area. You can view this map here.
Aptus Broadband will be offering fibre broadband services in the coming months.
If you wish to be notified when Aptus Broadband Fibre is available, register your interest below.