171. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to ensure that a high speed fibre optic broadband connection is provided to a location (details supplied) in view of the fact that the lack of such a connection is putting jobs at risk; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8858/18 asked on 21 Feb 2018 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): The Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to ensure high speed broadband access (minimum 30 megabits per second) to all premises in Ireland, regardless of location.  The NBP has been a catalyst in encouraging investment by the telecoms sector. Today, almost 7 out of 10 of the 2.3 million premises in Ireland have access to high speed broadband. Since this Government came into office almost 400,000 add...

255. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when the national broadband strategy will deliver broadband to an area (details supplied); if this will happen in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6328/17 asked on 08 Feb 2017 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): I propose to take Questions Nos. 255 and 256 together.
The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to deliver high speed broadband services to every city, town, village and individual premises in Ireland. The Programme for Government commits to the delivery of the NBP as a matter of priority.  This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment by the telecommunications sector and a State intervent...

256. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will provide a map of north County Dublin indicating which areas are still without broadband; when those areas will receive a broadband supply under the national broadband strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6329/17 asked on 08 Feb 2017 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): I propose to take Questions Nos. 255 and 256 together.
The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to deliver high speed broadband services to every city, town, village and individual premises in Ireland. The Programme for Government commits to the delivery of the NBP as a matter of priority.  This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment by the telecommunications sector and a State intervent...

1470. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he will provide a 2017 workplan for the provision of broadband services in north County Dublin; if he will provide a map of the new areas which will be provided with broadband as part of the national broadband plan in north County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 41179/16 asked on 17 Jan 2017 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Deputy Denis Naughten: The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to deliver high speed broadband services to every city, town, village and individual premises in Ireland. The Programme for Government commits to the delivery of the NBP as a matter of priority. This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment by the telecommunications sector and a State intervention in those areas where commercial investment has not be...

739. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the status of the roll out of broadband in rural north County Dublin, specifically in the vicinity of the villages of Oldtown, Ballyboughal, Garristown and Naul; when broadband will be delivered to these areas as part of the national roll out plan; if he will provide maps showing these plans; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 21128/16 asked on 12 Jul 2016 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Denis Naughten): The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to deliver high speed services to every city, town, village and individual premises in Ireland. The Programme for a Partnership Government commits to the delivery of the NBP as a matter of priority.  This is being achieved through private investment by commercial telecommunications companies and through a State intervention in areas where commercial investment is not forthco...

196. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to provide e-fibre broadband to the Ballyboughal/Oldtown area in County Dublin, as works have been carried out on all surrounding areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17059/15 asked on 30 Apr 2015 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Alex White): The National Broadband Plan aims to ensure that every citizen and business, regardless of location, has access to a high quality, high speed broadband service. This will be achieved through a combination of commercial investments and a State led intervention in areas where commercial services will not be provided.
The commercial telecommunications sector is currently investing approximately €2.5 billion in network up...

935. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to provide efibre broadband to an area (details supplied) in County Dublin, as works have been carried out on all surrounding estates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11281/15 asked on 24 Mar 2015 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Alex White): The National Broadband Plan aims to ensure that every citizen and business, regardless of location, has access to a high quality, high speed broadband service. This will be achieved through a combination of commercial investments and a State led intervention in areas where commercial services will not be provided.
The commercial telecommunications sector is currently investing approximately €2.5 billion in network up...

943. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to provide efibre broadband to areas (details supplied) in County Dublin, in view of the fact that works have been carried out on all surrounding estates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11396/15 asked on 24 Mar 2015 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Alex White): The National Broadband Plan aims to ensure that every citizen and business, regardless of location, has access to a high quality, high speed broadband service. This will be achieved through a combination of commercial investments and a State led intervention in areas where commercial services will not be provided.
The commercial telecommunications sector is currently investing approximately €2.5 billion in network up...

151. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the plans in place to roll out broadband in the Oldtown, Ballyboughal, Naul and Garristown areas of north County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12111/13 asked on 07 Mar 2013 - Broadband Services Provision)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Pat Rabbitte): Ireland’s telecommunications market has been liberalised since 1999 and since then has developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms. Details of broadband services available on a County-by-County basis, including County Dublin, can be found on the website of the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComR...

429. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to include a village (details supplied) in County Dublin in the national broadband plan; if not, can it be included in the plan as surrounding towns and villages are included in the plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51496/12 asked on 20 Nov 2012 - Broadband Services Provision)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Pat Rabbitte): The Government accepts that the widespread availability of high speed broadband is a key requirement in delivering future economic and social development. With basic broadband services now widely available across Ireland, the challenge is to accelerate the roll out of high speed services.
The National Broadband Plan, which I published recently, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring...