92,000 Roscommon & Galway premises now have high speed broadband – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

A total of 15,000 premises in Roscommon and 77,000 premises in Galway now have access to a high speed broadband service, local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed.

Providing a breakdown of these figures Minister Naughten outlined that of these, around 2,300 premises in Roscommon and 10,800 premises in Galway can access a broadband service of up to 1000Mbps as part of eir’s rural deployment of fibre to the home

“A total of 6,000 premises in Roscommon and a further 18,000 in Galway will receive high speed broadband through eir’s rural deployment before the end of this year, while the remaining premises will be served via the planned State-led intervention,” explained Minister Naughten.

“We also have other operators delivering on commercial investment in both Roscommon and Galway with SIRO currently delivering fibre services in two Galway towns, Castlebar and Westport, with plans to roll out fibre services to Roscommon town and Cortober.

“Delivering high speed broadband to every citizen in Roscommon, Galway and indeed every other county remains my firm commitment and that of the Government,” added Minister Naughten.