Broadband boost for Roscommon town and surrounds

There is good news this week for households in Roscommon town and surrounding areas as Eir says it expects homes to be able to connect to its new network providing 500mbps super high-speed broadband by next summer.

The company is currently in the process of completing the fibre cabling of the county town and expects to start the roll out of broadband early in the New Year.

Independent TD Denis Naughten said the ‘splicing process’ which will see fibre cables connected will be completed by the end of February of next year.

“As the splicing and connecting of premises is completed, the fibre connections will go live, and I understand that estates such as Abbeyville, Ardsallagh Woods and Oldwood are set to be the first to be offered the new service in the coming weeks.

“This will continue over the next three months until approximately 3,200 homes in the town are serviced,” he said.

Deputy Naughten added that this investment by Eir would be complemented by Government through the National Broadband Plan.

The mapping work for rural areas such as Ballymurray, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Kilrooskey and Fourmilehouse had also been completed and work is expected to begin in those areas by next Easter.