Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (197)

Cormac Devlin

Ceist:

197. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications if he will provide an update on the provision of fibre broadband under the national broadband plan to Glasthule village in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26998/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

Glasthule Village, County Dublin 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.There may be a choice of operators offering this service in the area referred to and further information in this regard is available at www.comreg.ie/compare/#/services.