Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (513)

Robert Troy

Question:

513. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the position regarding the provision of broadband to a property (details supplied). [21413/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The premises referred to by the Deputy is in the LIGHT BLUE area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The LIGHT BLUE areas are where eir is in the process of deploying high speed broadband to 300,000 premises on a commercial basis.

Under a Commitment Agreement signed with my Department in April 2017, eir is in the process of passing 300,000 predominantly rural homes with high speed broadband. According to data for Q4 2018 submitted by eir to my Department the company has passed almost 225,000 premises nationwide as part of its ongoing deployment.

Information on eir's rural deployment is available on that company’s website, http://fibrerollout.ie/Eircode-lookup/. A copy of the Commitment Agreement is available on my Department’s website, www.dccae.gov.ie.

Questions Nos. 514 to 516, inclusive, answered with Question No. 512.