Townlands in Co Galway are to be among the first to be connected to the National Broadband Plan Network, it has been confirmed.
National Broadband Ireland (NBI) said that work will start in Cork and Cavan by the end of August, and shortly after that, in townlands in Galway.
NBI, the company in charge of installing broadband across the county, also announced that the minimum download speed for its standard products will increase from 150Mb to 500 Megabits per second (Mbps).
NBI Executive Chairman, David McCourt, commented: “Since the global Covid-19 pandemic struck in Ireland over six months ago, many people’s lives have changed significantly and we are much more reliant on digital connectivity than ever before.
“Today’s announcement to increase our minimum speeds empowers every person, every school, every farm and every business in the Intervention Area to gain access to truly world-leading speeds and we are incredibly proud to be playing our part in bringing this to rural Ireland.”