Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (94)

Johnny Mythen

Question:

94. Deputy Johnny Mythen asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the status of the roll-out of the national broadband plan at a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7010/21]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The premises referred to in the Question is located in the BLUE area on the NBP High Speed Broadband Map which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. BLUE areas are not included in the State intervention area covered by the National Broadband Plan as commercial operators are already providing high speed broadband or have indicated future plans to do so. My Department defines high speed broadband as a connection with minimum speeds of 30Mbps download and 6Mbps upload. The activities of commercial operators delivering high speed broadband within BLUE areas are not planned or funded by the State and my Department has no statutory authority to intervene in that regard.

My Department has raised a query regarding the premises in question with the network operator to get the current status for this location. As soon as a reply is received my Department will revert to the Deputy with an update.

Questions Nos. 95 and 96 answered with Question No. 47.