High-speed fibre broadband now available for over 20,000 Galway properties

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Galway Daily news Fibre broadband now available for 2,400 homes in Ballinasloe area

More than 20,000 homes, farms, and businesses in Galway can now connect to high-speed fibre broadband with the latest rollout from NBI.

Over 3,800 properties near Portumna and Kilkerrin have been connected to the network created by National Broadband Ireland.

40,000 premises in Co Galway are included in the State’s Intervention Area, 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, Co Galway will receive €153M of Government investment under the National Broadband Plan.

There are 3,007 Galway premises in the Duniry deployment area and 819 premises in the Kilkerrin deployment area that can now join the National Broadband Ireland network.

National Broadband Ireland is calling on people living nearby to visit nbi.ie/map/ and enter their Eircode to see if they are ready to connect.

Works have already been completed for over half of the premises included in the National Broadband Plan in Co Galway as a total of 21,836 premises can now pre-order or order high-speed fibre broadband.

There have been 7,291 connections made so far across the county.

Works are also continuing across Galway as over 1,200 premises near Maam have recently moved through the network build phase, while survey works have been completed for almost 2,800 premises in Belclare.

Peter Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer, National Broadband Ireland, said: “We are delighted to announce that over 3,800 Galway premises near Portumna and Cill Chiaráin can now order high-speed broadband services through the National Broadband Ireland network.”

“This will enable those who connect to experience the life-changing benefits of high-speed broadband with minimum speeds of 500 megabits per second.”

“We are thrilled to be over the halfway mark as over 21,700 homes, businesses and farms in Co Galway can now order a high-speed fibre connection to the National Broadband Ireland network.”

“We are working hard on the ground to progress other areas of the county through engineering survey, design and construction phases. We are encouraging Galway residents to visit the NBI website to check their Eircode and sign up for updates.”