In Roscrea, over 1,000 premises have been surveyed to date with network designs
completed to deliver the new Fibre to the Home (FTTH) network in the area with an
anticipated date for connection. NBI crews have started initial works for the build in
townlands across Roscrea. These ‘make ready’ works pave the way for the next stage
of deploying fibre on poles/ducts, and include the erection of poles, unblocking of ducts,
and the insertion of subduct into existing ducts, for the fibre to be installed.
The website is regularly updated to show estimated connection dates. Signing up to the
NBI email notifications at https://nbi.ie/eoi/ is the easiest way to get the most up to date
status of premises during the rollout and when premises will be ready for order.
In Tipperary, there are 30,213 premises in the Intervention Area (IA), which includes
homes, farms, commercial businesses and schools. This equates to 35% of all
premises in the county. Under the National Broadband Plan, Tipperary will see an
investment of €118M in the new high speed fibre network. This will enable e-learning,
remote monitoring of livestock or equipment, e-health initiatives, better energy efficiency
in the home, and facilitate increased levels of remote working.
In advance of the Fibre-to-the-Home roll out, the NBP provides for the delivery of
Broadband Connection Points (BCP’s) nationwide. 475 of these sites are now ‘live’ and
have both internal and external broadband access. These facilities – which include GAA
clubs, community centres and tourist sites – will provide free public access to high-
speed internet in the rollout area.
These BCP’s will pave the way for rural communities to receive the benefits of
broadband, from mobile working, e-learning and mobile banking, to digital tourism. You
can view BCPs at https://nbi.ie/bcp-map/. An example of some of the locations of
Broadband Connection Points in Tipperary are Moyglass Community Hall, Killoscully
Community Centre, Aglish Community Hall, Killea GAA Club, Rossmore Community
Hall, Curreeney Community Hall, Killurney Community Centre. Primary schools in the
Intervention Area are also being connected for educational access as part of the NBP.