The Broadband Connection Point (BCP) initiative will see over 300 sites in remote and rural areas across the country provided with high-speed broadband as part of the National Broadband Plan (NBP). Locations chosen as BCPs will make connectivity publicly available, supporting rural communities and economies.
BCP sites might include, for instance, schools, community centres and tourist sites and access to these sites will be allowed in line with each site’s own policies. Owners of the proposed sites have been engaging with Local Authority Broadband Officers to discuss access arrangements and levels of service to be delivered to the public.
Officials from the Department of Rural and Community Development are continuing to work closely with their colleagues in the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and with Local Authorities on this initiative.