Over 2,600 Gort premises surveyed so far in National Broadband Plan

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A total of 2,618 premises in Gort have been surveyed so far by the company in charge of rolling out the National Broadband Plan.

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) announced that across the country, 200,000 premises have been surveyed to date.

This comes 13 months after contractors began walking the routes and taking images, notes and measurements in each area.

The first premises have already been successfully connected under the NBP in parts of Cork and Cavan.

NBI Chief Executive Peter Hendrick said the company is pleased with the progress being made.

“We started physical work on the ground in January 2020 and despite the challenging environment caused by Covid-19, we’ve grown and mobilised the team to have teams of people working on the project across all 26 counties and making good progress,” said Peter Hendrick.

“We are acutely aware that people want access to high-speed broadband as soon as possible, and our goal is to deliver that.

“Reaching the milestone of over 200,000 premises surveyed demonstrates the progress being made on the ground by NBI crews.”

He added that surveying and producing detailed designs are “an important part of mapping out how every home, farm and business will be connected” as these will provide the blueprint for how the NBI fibre is deployed.