The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCE) has released an interactive map, where the public can check if their area will be covered in the new National Broadband Plan (NBP).
The map will be updated on a quarterly basis, with the most recent update showing the outcome of the mapping consultation in 2019.
The map is colour coded to identify three groups: Amber, Blue and Light blue.
These colours correlate as follows:
- Amber areas – are the target areas for the State intervention of the National Broadband Plan.
- Blue areas – where commercial operators are delivering or have indicated plans to deliver high-speed broadband services. Operators are continuing to enhance their services in these areas to improve access to high-speed broadband.
- Light Blue areas – areas where Eir has committed to a commercial rural deployment plan to roll out high speed broadband to 300,000 premises.
How to find your area
You can find your premises on the interactive map by:
- Entering your Eircode, use Eircode Finder tool;
- Entering your address in the search box;
- Zooming in on the map.
Broadband Connection Points
The DCCE stated that broadband connection points are key NBP locations in communities across Ireland.
Approximately 300 broadband connection points will receive an early connection in the roll out of the NBP. The Department say this will ensure there is a high-speed service within communities while the larger NBP deployment continues.
These are the categories of the Broadband Connection Points:
- A business centre, situated in a public building which provides access to a local-businesses that may otherwise have to commute to access required broadband services;
- A hot-desk facility which is open business hours or on demand within business hours;
- A facility with limited public access which might be open a couple of hours a day or a few days a week;
- A local Wi-Fi hub with ‘always on’ Wi-Fi.
Find your area
To find out which category your area falls under, click here.