Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (421)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

421. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the date for the roll-out of high-speed broadband for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40642/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The premises referred to by the Deputy is in the LIGHT BLUE area on the High Speed Broadband Map, available on my Department's website, 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 me in April 2017, eir is in the process of passing 300,000 predominantly rural homes with high speed broadband. Approximately 175,000 of the committed premises have been passed as of Q2 2018.

More recent information received from eir on its overall fibre deployment indicates close to 200,000 premises have been passed throughout the country.

Further information on eir's planned rural deployment is available at http://fibrerollout.ie/eircode-lookup/.