National Broadband Ireland expects to have fibre optic broadband available to rural homes in Ballinasloe and South Roscommon by Easter next says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten.
The sub-contractors for National Broadband Ireland have completed the mapping work for the areas around the town of Ballinasloe such as Taughmaconnell, Ballydangan, Creagh, Moore, Clonfad, Kilconnell, Ahascragh, Oatfield, Annagh and Kiltomer.
The company expects to be on the ground commencing works in the area within the coming months, with homes being able to connect to the new network providing 500mbps super high-speed broadband by next Easter.
“While this timeline is subject to any potential delays as a result of Covid 19, to date it has not delayed the work in this part of East Galway or South Roscommon,” stated Denis Naughten.
“It is now important that homeowners make sure they can connect to the fibre when it comes to their door, by ensuring there are no trees etc blocking the route from their home to the nearest telephone pole or that any ducts are free of dirt and debris.
“It is particularly important that people check this out now because they will have their homes connected to the new state-of-the-art fibre network at a time of the year when tree & hedge cutting will be prohibited.”
Further information on the National Broadband Plan can be found with your Eircode at www.nbi.ie