262. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the position regarding broadband services for a crèche (details supplied) which is located within the blue area on the national broadband plan map but cannot access sufficient broadband services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20524/18 asked on 10 May 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. This will increase to nearly 8 out of 10 premises by the en...

344. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the provision of broadband around the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18571/18 asked on 01 May 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 addit...

28. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the measures contained within the national broadband plan to ensure equality in the roll-out of broadband services for rural areas, rural communities and regional towns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18015/18 asked on 25 Apr 2018 - Broadband Service Provision)

Deputy Bobby Aylward: Will the Minister outline the measures contained in the national broadband plan to ensure equality in the roll-out of broadband services for rural areas, communities and regional towns?
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67. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department has had a direct contact with Eir regarding recent redundancies and the possible implications for the roll-out of high speed broadband to rural Ireland. (Question 18028/18 asked on 25 Apr 2018 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): eir is a private company operating in a liberalised market.  Accordingly, management decisions such as those relating to staffing levels is an operational matter for that company and not one in which I, as Minister, have a statutory function.
As the Deputy is no doubt aware, in April 2017, I signed a Commitment Agreement with eir in relation to its plans to provide high speed broadband to 300,000 premises in rur...

300. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the rollout of high speed broadband connectivity in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17217/18 asked on 19 Apr 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 addit...

195. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if a person (details supplied) will be connected to a broadband service via fibre optic cable recently installed by Eir; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16858/18 asked on 18 Apr 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 addit...

1193. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of broadband for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16460/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): In April 2017, I signed a Commitment Agreement with eir in relation to its plans to provide high speed broadband to 300,000 premises in rural areas on a commercial basis. eir has committed to completing this rollout by year end. Information on eir’s planned rural deployment is available at http://fibrerollout.ie/eircode-lookup/. My Department’s High Speed Broadband Map, available at www.broadband.gov.ie, show...

1199. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of the provision of broadband services in Ballymore, County Westmeath; if work is still scheduled to be carried out in this area during autumn 2018, as stated in the reply to Parliamentary Question No. 516 of 30 January 2018. (Question 16659/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): In April 2017, I signed a Commitment Agreement with eir in relation to its plans to provide high speed broadband to 300,000 premises in rural areas on a commercial basis. eir has committed to completing this rollout by the end of this year.  Information on eir’s ongoing rural deployment is available at http://fibrerollout.ie/eircode-lookup/. A copy of the Commitment Agreement is available on my Department’s we...

342. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when high-speed broadband will be rolled out in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14675/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): I propose to take Questions Nos. 342, 343 and 344 together.
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....

343. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when high-speed broadband will be rolled out in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14676/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): I propose to take Questions Nos. 342, 343 and 344 together.
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....

344. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when high-speed broadband will be rolled out in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14677/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): I propose to take Questions Nos. 342, 343 and 344 together.
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....

346. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his attention has been drawn to the need to upgrade broadband telecommunications infrastructure throughout counties Cavan and Monaghan; the improvements that will be undertaken in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14856/18 asked on 29 Mar 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. This will increase to nearly 8 out of 10 premises by the en...

502. Deputy Seán Crowe asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the length of time residents living in rural amber areas of Tallaght and Rathfarnham will be waiting for the roll-out of broadband services. (Question 13754/18 asked on 27 Mar 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. This will increase to nearly 8 out of 10 premises by the ...

503. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the broadband access to a small business in a location (details supplied) in County Cork; when fibre optic broadband will be accessible to a person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13763/18 asked on 27 Mar 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. This will increase to nearly 8 out of 10 premises by the en...

504. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the timeframe for high speed broadband in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13784/18 asked on 27 Mar 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. This will increase to nearly 8 out of 10 premises by the ...

248. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when high-speed broadband will be made available at a location (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13425/18 asked on 22 Mar 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...

280. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the date for the roll-out of high speed broadband for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13088/18 asked on 21 Mar 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. This will increase to nearly 8 out of 10 premises by the ...

215. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount paid by a company (details supplied) to broadband service providers, by provider for services in 2017; the amount paid by service type by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12095/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The company referred to by the Deputy provides a range of services to schools on behalf of the Department in respect of the Schools Broadband Access Programme. This includes management of the 100Mbp/s broadband programme for post-primary schools, which is wholly managed by the company referred to. 
Contracts entered into by the company are procured in accordance with procurement regulations, and are subject to the usual commercial consi...

787. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment further to Parliamentary Question No. 462 of 20 February 2018, the reason an area (details supplied) appears to be the only area excluded from the commercial rollout of broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12017/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Deputy Denis Naughten): As outlined in my response to Question No 462 of 20 February 2018, premises in the area referred to by the Deputy are in the AMBER area on my Department’s High Speed Broadband Map, meaning commercial operators have no plans to provide them with a high speed broadband service. As such these premises will be served via National Broadband Plan State Intervention.
These premises were once in the BLUE area of the ma...

793. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when high speed broadband will be available to businesses in an area (details supplied); the alternative options available to these businesses before they receive high speed broadband under the NBP to allow them to continue to operate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12213/18 asked on 20 Mar 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.  This will increase to nearly 8 out of 10 premises by the ...

796. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when broadband service will be available under the national broadband plan at a location (details supplied). (Question 12439/18 asked on 20 Mar 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 addit...

803. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when high speed broadband will be rolled out in a location (details supplies); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12711/18 asked on 20 Mar 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 ad...

452. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of his plans to provide access to high speed broadband to all persons living on the R130 Ashbourne to Garristown; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11101/18 asked on 08 Mar 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 addit...

581. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the date for the rollout of high speed broadband for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9676/18 asked on 27 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 seven out of ten of the 2.3 million premises in Ireland have access to high speed broadband. Since this Government came into office almost 400,00...

667. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if funding will be made available to local communities to fund a feasibility study for a broadband solution (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9491/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Broadband Service Provision)

Minister for Rural and Community Development (Deputy Michael Ring): The National Broadband Plan will deliver high-speed broadband to every premises in Ireland through a mix of commercial providers and a State intervention in those areas where commercial providers acting alone will not provide the service. The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment is currently engaged in a procurement process to identify a suitable provider of high-speed broadband services in the area iden...