National broadband rollout nears completion in Castlerea

National Broadband Ireland, the company delivering the new future-proofed, high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home network under the National Broadband Plan on behalf of the Government, has said that over 1,800 Roscommon premises in its Castlerea deployment area can pre-order high-speed fibre broadband. The area also includes the rural areas and townlands surrounding Castlerea, Ballintober and Castleplunkett.

19,000 premises in County Roscommon 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, County Roscommon will receive €76 million of Government investment under the National Broadband Plan.

Construction works are underway to bring fibre broadband to 1,830 homes, farms and businesses in the Castlerea deployment area. Broadband on NBI’s high-speed network is expected to be available to all 3,668 premises in the wider deployment area later this year. People living near Castlerea can visit to sign up for notifications on when they will be able to join the network.

Works have already been completed in other parts of Roscommon and there are a total of 9,613 premises that are available to pre-order or order high-speed, reliable broadband across the county with 2,437 connections made so far. National Broadband Ireland is calling on people to visit enter their eircode to see if they are ready to connect.