High speed fibre broadband now available for 5,000 Gort & Athenry properties

Galway Daily news Work underway to deliver fibre broadband for 2,500 homes in East Galway

Almost 5,000 properties in the Gort and Athenry areas are now able to order or pre-order high speed fibre broadband.

National Broadband Ireland has completed building works on the new fibre network for the two Galway towns.

In Athenry, the network is now live for 2,497 premises, with another 2,445 homes, businesses, and farms ready for connection in the Gort area.

This brings the total number of premises in Galway that can order broadband from a National Broadband Ireland provider to just over 10,500.

Peter Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer, National Broadband Ireland, said: “We are delighted to announce that premises in Athenry and Gort can now order or pre-order broadband services through the National Broadband Ireland network.”

“This will enable users to experience the life-changing benefits that high-speed broadband provides.” 

Under the National Broadband Plan, which NBI is responsible for rolling out, some 40,000 properties in Galway are included in the targeted areas.

Galway will see €153 million invested in a 500mbps fibre network as part of the plan.

As a wholesale network operator, National Broadband Ireland does not sell fibre broadband directly to end users.

Rather it enables services from a range of broadband providers or Retail Service Providers (RSPs). 

As a wholesale provider, National Broadband Ireland will make the new Fibre-to-the-Home network available to all RSPs operating in the Intervention Area.

Spanish investment management firm Asterion recently completed the acquisition of an 80 percent stake in National Broadband Ireland.

This deal was first announced last summer, and received government approval in October.