Following the conclusion of a competitive tendering process, the contract to implement and operate the National Broadband Scheme (NBS) was entered into with "3" (a Hutchison Whampoa company trading as 3) on 23 December 2008.
National Broadband Scheme
The objective of the NBS is to deliver broadband to certain target areas in Ireland in which broadband services were deemed to be insufficient. Under the contract, 3 are required to provide services to all premises in the NBS area who seek a service. In order to facilitate competition in the area, 3 are also required to provide wholesale access to any other authorised operator who wishes to serve premises in the NBS area.
The rollout of the provision of NBS services advanced incrementally over a 22 month period and was completed in October 2010. In line with the NBS contract, broadband services are now available to all premises within each of the 1,028 designated NBS Electoral Divisions.
Individual County maps, together with the list of Electoral Divisions in each County to be addressed by the NBS, are available to view below.
NBS - Frequently Asked Questions
Find out more about the NBS
If you wish to speak to an official within Communications Development Division in relation to the National Broadband Scheme, please contact 01-678 3175 or email email@example.com.
Areas to be addressed by the National Broadband Scheme
Assessment of the Effect of the NBS on the Environment