Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (552)

Timmy Dooley


552. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the breakdown of the 133,000 premises which will be passed by the national broadband plan in the first two years; if each of the 133,000 premises will be passed or connected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37524/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) has indicated that the NBP State intervention will take an estimated 7 years from the beginning of deployment. A deployment plan can only be made available by NBI once a contract is signed. As outlined in the Deputy's question NBI is aiming to pass 133,000 premises at the end of the second year, with 70-100,000 passed each year thereafter until roll out is completed. Those premises which are passed and whose owners then place an order with a retail service provider will then be connected by NBI.