NBI Connects First Premises In Tralee Area Under the National Broadband Plan

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Aidan O’Dowd, Ivertec Customer on NBI’s new gigabit Fibre to the Home network in the Tralee area, with Mayor of Tralee Cllr Johnnie Wall.

NATIONAL Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company delivering the new future-proofed, high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home network under the National Broadband Plan (NBP) on behalf of the Government, has announced that the first premises in the Tralee Deployment Area have been successfully connected.

Up to 27,213 premises in County Kerry 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, the county will receive €107 million of Government investment under the NBP.

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As a wholesale network operator, NBI does not sell fibre broadband directly to end users, rather it enables services from a range of broadband providers or Retail Service Providers (RSPs).

Aidan O’Dowd, one of the first customers in the Tralee Deployment Area to be connected to the NBI network said: “Myself and my family were delighted for our home to be connected to high-speed broadband by NBI. It has been a significant positive development for us all. It has also allowed our family to experience a variety of advantages including leisure activities such as streaming.”

Brian Looney, Head of Digital and Broadband Officer for Kerry County Council, said: “Kerry County Council welcomes NBI’s delivery of fibre infrastructure in the intervention areas of County Kerry. We are delighted that the first wave of local people and businesses in the Tralee Deployment Area can now benefit from a connection to high-speed broadband via the National Broadband Plan. This development will bring a variety of new and exciting opportunities to people in the area and we look forward to this connectivity rolling out county-wide.”

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