NEARLY 4,300 premises in and around the Ballycarney area of County Wexford are currently in the construction phase of the fiber to the home broadband rollout and will soon be available to pre-order the service.
he announcement has been made by National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company providing the new scalable broadband network under the National Broadband Plan (NBP) on behalf of the government.
More than 23,000 premises in County Wexford are included in the state’s response zone, which will see NBI deliver minimum speeds of 500 megabits per second to homes, businesses, farms and schools.
As the biggest investment in rural Ireland since rural electrification, the model county will receive €88 million in public investment under the NBP.
Having successfully completed the study and design phase of the project, 4,291 premises in Ballycarney are currently under construction for broadband fiber to be delivered in early spring 2023, bringing the total number of premises under construction across Wexford at over 7,600.
Building work has already been completed in other parts of the county and there are now over 3,500 premises available to order or pre-order broadband in the county.
The website is regularly updated to show estimated login dates and an NBI spokesperson said signing up for NBI email notifications at https://nbi.ie/eoi/ is the easiest way to get the most up-to-date status of premises. during the deployment and when the premises are ready to be ordered.
Commenting on the rollout, Peter Hendrick, Managing Director of NBI, said: “Our teams continue to work on the rollout plan and substantial progress has been made from surveying, design, construction to connection works. “
“We are confident that the deployment will continue to accelerate as our ability to move premises from the construction phase to the order phase intensifies,” Mr. Henrick said.
“We are currently working closely with retail service providers and other stakeholders to connect homes in Co Wexford,” he added.