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12/03/2015 [Oral Answers]...the progress made by his Department in implementing the national digital strategy; if he is satisfied with the progress made, to date, with the national broadband scheme, and roll-out to rural areas; if he will fulfil its promise, under its 2011 Programme for Government, to deliver ...Vol-871 Book-3 Page [593]
12/06/2014 [Oral Answers]...if he will provide an update on broadband provision here; the cost of broadband here as compared to other member states in the European Union; the progress that has been made in providing broadband in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 1 to Ministe...Vol-843 Book-6 Page [983]
12/03/2015 [Questions] I wish to ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources about the progress made by his Department in implementing the national digital strategy, if he is satisfied with the progress made to date on the national broadband scheme and its roll-out to rural areas, if he w...Vol-871 Book-3 Page [593]
12/06/2014 [Questions] The Government's national broadband plan aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring high speed broadband services, comparable with high speed services available across the European Union, are available to all citizens and businesses. This is being achieved b...Vol-843 Book-6 Page [983]
12/03/2015 [Questions] The national digital strategy, which was launched in July 2013, focuses on driving digital adoption in three key areas: enterprise, citizens and education. Implementation of initiatives across these three strands is progressing well. The trading online voucher scheme aims to get 2,000 ...Vol-871 Book-3 Page [593]
12/06/2014 [Questions] There are two issues, one of which is the cost of broadband provision in Ireland as compared to in other EU countries. Various studies and research show that the cost in Ireland is among the highest. In some instances, the cost in Ireland is four or five times higher than in some other...Vol-843 Book-6 Page [984]
12/03/2015 [Questions] I thank the Minister of State for his reply. The programme for Government 2011 promised that fibre would be delivered in its term to the home or kerb for 90% of homes. Has any millimetre of fibre been delivered by the Government in recent years? In respect of the broadband scheme, whi...Vol-871 Book-3 Page [594]
12/06/2014 [Questions] The Deputy is correct in that there are several reports. The report on which the Department and I rely is ComReg's quarterly data review. I must make a decision on the barometer of measurement. According to ComReg, in December 2013 Ireland was 15th lowest of 26 countries in the case o...Vol-843 Book-6 Page [984]
12/03/2015 [Questions] I thank the Deputy for his supplementary. It is important to point out that the new national broadband plan has to be technology neutral in terms of EU state guidelines. There has been much communication and consultation at European Union level. The Deputy's last question was about po...Vol-871 Book-3 Page [594]
12/06/2014 [Questions] It all depends on which report one accepts as being accurate. The other point relates to broadband speeds. Company representatives state they are not receiving broadband services, particularly mobile broadband services, at the speeds for which they signed up when they entered contracts...Vol-843 Book-6 Page [984]
12/03/2015 [Questions] Has any millimetre of fibre been delivered in the past four years under state aids or grants, given the commitment in the programme for Government? Where is it at? When the announcement was made last April in respect of the new broadband strategy, was it known at that time that applica...Vol-871 Book-3 Page [595]
12/03/2015 [Questions] The track record in terms of trying to get broadband roll-out for the whole country was 4 Mbps to 5 Mbps in certain instances under the previous programme. However, in trying to roll out a minimum of 30 Mbps to every house, the biggest challenge for Government is to ensure that it follo...Vol-871 Book-3 Page [595]
12/06/2014 [Questions] As the Deputy stated, in some cases the speeds promised are not delivered, for which there are technical and complex explanations. This is one of the reasons we have gone for a fibre solution. The roll-out of a network the foundation of which is a fibre solution means that the matter r...Vol-843 Book-6 Page [985]
12/03/2015 [Questions] About the State aid, when-----[Moynihan, Michael]Vol-871 Book-3 Page [595]
12/03/2015 [Questions] I am sorry, but we must make progress.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-871 Book-3 Page [595]
12/03/2015 [Oral Answers]...the amount of the roll-out of high speed broadband in rural areas, that will be delivered by fibre wrapped cable on the electricity network; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 5 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-871 Book-3 Page [601]
12/03/2015 [Questions] My question pertains to the potential for wrapped fibre on the electricity network as a means to deliver high-speed broadband to all parts of the country and not just areas covered by commercial operators.[Pringle, Thomas]Vol-871 Book-3 Page [601]
12/03/2015 [Questions] I thank the Deputy for raising a question close to my own heart. The Government's national broadband plan aims to deliver a minimum high speed broadband service of 30 Mbps to every home and business in Ireland. This State intervention can be delivered over a number of different technol...Vol-871 Book-3 Page [601]
12/03/2015 [Questions] I cannot avoid the conclusion that many parts of rural Ireland are going to be left with mobile broadband. One of the few good things the Government did was set out a legislative basis for using the electricity network to provide fibre wrapped broadband throughout the country. In respe...Vol-871 Book-3 Page [602]
12/03/2015 [Questions] We have to get it right conclusively. The more than 60 towns that Eircom will be targeting and the 50 towns that ESB, along with Vodafone, will be working with in the initial stages of the plan comprise large urban areas. In rural areas, somebody employed by, for example, Pramerica in ...Vol-871 Book-3 Page [602]
17/07/2014 [Oral Answers]...if he will provide an update on the provision of highspeed broadband throughout the country; the progress being made in the provision of highspeed broadband services to rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 5 to Minister for Communications, Energy and...Vol-849 Book-1 Page [9]
17/07/2014 [Questions] The availability of quality high-speed broadband in both urban and rural areas throughout the country is vital for job retention, job creation and social and economic development. Will the Minister provide an update on the provision of this broadband throughout the country?[Healy, Seamu...Vol-849 Book-1 Page [9]
17/07/2014 [Questions] The Government's statement of priorities for the period 2014 to 2016 reaffirms our commitment to delivering State-led broadband intervention in rural areas. The Government's national broadband plan aims to change radically the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring high-speed broadb...Vol-849 Book-1 Page [9]
10/11/2015 [Oral Answers]...if he will prioritise County Kerry in the Broadband Intervention Strategy, as the county has had significant under-investment by the State and by the market in its telecom infrastructure, and this is manifestly obvious when looking at the National Broadband Plan survey data map; and...Vol-895 Book-3 Page [577]
10/11/2015 [Questions] I ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will prioritise County Kerry in the broadband intervention strategy, as the county has had significant underinvestment by the State and the market in its telecommunications infrastructure, which is manifestly obvio...Vol-895 Book-3 Page [577]
12/03/2015 [Questions] I certainly would not choose the Eircom network. I have looked at that company's plans for rolling out fibre to cabinet and I suspect that many people living close to the towns served will not actually receive an adequate service on that basis.
The Government can make a strategic deci...
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17/07/2014 [Questions] I thank the Minister for his reply. This is a vital area for job retention and creation especially in areas deemed to be non-commercial. These areas are generally small towns and villages and rural areas where job creation is all about small industries such as home industries or indivi...Vol-849 Book-1 Page [10]
10/11/2015 [Questions] The Government’s national broadband plan aims to ensure 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 State-led intervention in areas where commerc...Vol-895 Book-3 Page [578]
12/03/2015 [Questions] There is no question that we are constrained in the area of state-led interventions by EU rules and regulations. The Government cannot go into areas that are not viable from a commercial point of view and wrap fibre around a particular infrastructure of its choosing. There has been a l...Vol-871 Book-3 Page [603]
17/07/2014 [Questions] Intensive work is continuing in the Department to develop full details of the intervention strategy I have outlined. The outcome of the mapping exercise to which I referred will be published for public consultation in quarter four of this year. There are two items. The mapping exercis...Vol-849 Book-1 Page [10]
10/11/2015 [Questions] According to the Department's survey carried out in 2014, which was conducted by the commercial operators in County Kerry, we stand out as having the greatest need for State intervention to supply high-speed broadband to homes and businesses. County Kerry is in the top four of greatest ...Vol-895 Book-3 Page [578]
17/07/2014 [Questions] Will the Minister indicate the nature of the consultation? It is vital that there is full and adequate consultation on this issue.[Healy, Seamus]Vol-849 Book-1 Page [10]
10/11/2015 [Questions] I thank the Deputy.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-895 Book-3 Page [578]
17/07/2014 [Questions] As I said, the steps required to be taken include the completion of the mapping exercise. I referred to that earlier. The idea is to map out where the areas of need are throughout the country. We are being assisted by NUI Maynooth in this regard. This is a useful mapping exercise whi...Vol-849 Book-1 Page [10]
10/11/2015 [Questions] Unfortunately, the great majority of County Kerry is in deficit and there is a strong case for prioritising investment in the county due to the level of unemployment and underemployment.[Fleming, Tom]Vol-895 Book-3 Page [578]
10/11/2015 [Questions] I will come back to the Deputy for a supplementary question.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-895 Book-3 Page [578]
10/11/2015 [Questions] The infrastructural deficit must be addressed most of all in order to create and retain employment.[Fleming, Tom]Vol-895 Book-3 Page [578]
10/11/2015 [Questions] Creating and maintaining employment, as the Deputy has stated, is one of the most important advantages that will accrue from the national broadband plan. I absolutely agree with the Deputy in that regard. I confirm that in Kerry, high-speed broadband services have been rolled out to ov...Vol-895 Book-3 Page [579]
10/11/2015 [Questions] It is very evident that currently there is a two-tier system, with large tracts of expansive countryside in rural communities in County Kerry with practically no broadband or else very poor coverage, to be honest. I have several examples of people in commercial businesses being affected...Vol-895 Book-3 Page [579]
10/11/2015 [Questions] Do you have a question?[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-895 Book-3 Page [579]
10/11/2015 [Questions] The owner states:
Poor broadband connectivity has proved to be one of the biggest deterrents in running a successful business for us in County Kerry. Connectivity is so poor that we have on a number of occasions sent our staff home so they could use their home Internet to research their...
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10/11/2015 [Questions] I must ask the Deputy to conclude.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-895 Book-3 Page [579]
10/11/2015 [Questions] This company has secured contracts with State agencies and it is trying its utmost to keep up that work. It cannot do so in the current climate.[Fleming, Tom]Vol-895 Book-3 Page [579]
10/11/2015 [Questions] I agree with all the points made by the Deputy. He sets out the disadvantage experienced by areas of the country in the absence of adequate and high-speed broadband, particularly with regard to business and access to public and social services, as well as education and ability to intera...Vol-895 Book-3 Page [579]
31/05/2018 [Oral Answers]...his views on the poor broadband service and deteriorating mobile coverage in County Tipperary; and the measures he will take to improve same. [Q. No(s) 4 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-969 Book-9 Page [1122]
31/05/2018 [Questions] The broadband service is non-existent in many areas, as the Minister knows, and the mobile coverage on all networks has become a complete joke. In my county, people could have good conversations ten years ago but now they cannot make or continue any conversation due to the calls droppin...Vol-969 Book-9 Page [1122]
31/05/2018 [Questions] The national broadband plan aims to ensure high-speed broadband access to every premises in Ireland, regardless of location. In April 2016 approximately 38,500 premises in County Tipperary had access to high-speed broadband. As of March 2018 that has gone up to 40,500 premises in Count...Vol-969 Book-9 Page [1122]
31/05/2018 [Questions] I know the Minister appreciates how fundamentally important this matter is, not only to households but to the economic rejuvenation of rural regions and the very survival of small rural businesses. I note that, at the beginning of the month, the Minister gave an interview to the Irish I...Vol-969 Book-9 Page [1122]
31/05/2018 [Questions] The time is up.[Murphy, Eugene]Vol-969 Book-9 Page [1123]
31/05/2018 [Questions] There were announcements followed by announcements but we then had the loss of a competing company. I have asked before that the Minister would buy back Eir because there is no one to deliver this on the ground and we have an antiquated system. We cannot do business either on the road ...Vol-969 Book-9 Page [1123]
31/05/2018 [Questions] There is no one more frustrated with what is going on across this country at the moment in regard to mobile phone and broadband coverage than myself. I was the one who got this written into the programme for Government specifically in regard to mobile and wireless broadband. I know the...Vol-969 Book-9 Page [1123]
31/05/2018 [Questions] I acknowledge and share the Minister's frustration. My own iPhone has no data and I cannot make or hold calls whereas I could do that ten years ago. A con is being perpetrated on the public. We are paying fees and taxpayers' money is going into this. Fees are being waived while the m...Vol-969 Book-9 Page [1123]
31/05/2018 [Questions] I advise the Deputy not to use terms like con artist. I call the Minister.[Murphy, Eugene]Vol-969 Book-9 Page [1124]
31/05/2018 [Questions] There is a significant problem. Deputy Eugene Murphy and I travel from Roscommon through places like Ballymurrray, Knockcroghery, Kiltoom and Kilbeggan, and we drop calls on the way to Dublin. It is frustrating and that is why we are putting in the ducting-----[Naughten, Denis]Vol-969 Book-9 Page [1124]
31/05/2018 [Questions] Why is it going backwards?[McGrath, Mattie]Vol-969 Book-9 Page [1124]
31/05/2018 [Questions] That is why we are putting in the ducting on the motorways, where 100 km of ducting has been put in by Transport Infrastructure Ireland over the last 12 months. It is currently working with the telecoms companies on the siting of antennae along those motorways and on the national primar...Vol-969 Book-9 Page [1124]
09/05/2017 [Oral Answers]...the progress to date in the provision of high quality broadband in all areas throughout the country with particular reference to County Kildare; if regulation of the broadband network can be invigorated to ensure that the services work to optimum efficiency and quality; the way in w...Vol-949 Book-3 Page [307]
09/05/2017 [Questions] This question relates to the importance of broadband and its provision in all areas of the country without exception, but with particular reference to County Kildare and those fringe areas that seem to have fallen between two stools and where domestic and business needs must be met as a ...Vol-949 Book-3 Page [307]
09/05/2017 [Questions] I thank the Deputy for his question. The Government's national broadband plan will provide high speed broadband access of a minimum of 30 Mbps to all premises in Ireland regardless of location. The plan has been a catalyst in encouraging investment by the telecoms sector of €1.7 millio...Vol-949 Book-3 Page [308]
09/05/2017 [Questions] I thank the Minister for his comprehensive reply and the campaign to provide broadband, which is now accelerating. The work to date has been laudable and welcome, but it still leaves a number of areas in the amber region to which the Minister referred. They are concerned that they migh...Vol-949 Book-3 Page [308]
09/05/2017 [Questions] Twelve months ago when I took over as Minister, 52% of premises had access to high speed broadband.[Naughten, Denis]Vol-949 Book-3 Page [309]
09/05/2017 [Questions] We all acknowledge the work that has been done. We fully support it and congratulate the Minister for undertaking it. However, I want to emphasise the position of those people who have been a long time waiting, who have over a number of years made business plans they want to advance an...Vol-949 Book-3 Page [309]
09/05/2017 [Questions] There are two issues. First, I am committed to making sure the national broadband plan rolls out a long-term solution to those homes and businesses as soon as possible. With regard to the Deputy's specific point on businesses, I was with a business last month in my constituency outside...Vol-949 Book-3 Page [309]
22/09/2015 [Oral Answers]...his views that a high speed broadband service is vital for rural communities; the role of his Department in supporting the roll-out of broadband service for our off-shore islands; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 89 to Minister for Communications, Energy and ...Vol-889 Book-1 Page [71]
22/09/2015 [Questions] My question concerns high speed broadband and how vital it is for rural communities. I also want to ask the Minister of State about the role of his Department in supporting the roll-out of broadband services for the offshore islands.[O'Sullivan, Maureen]Vol-889 Book-1 Page [71]
22/09/2015 [Questions] I thank the Deputy. The national broadband plan draft intervention strategy which was published on 15 July 2015 sets out a series of detailed proposals by Government in respect of the proposed State intervention. It sets out the key elements of the intervention, what services are propo...Vol-889 Book-1 Page [71]
22/09/2015 [Questions] We can all agree that a high speed broadband service is vital in the battle against rural decline, especially when we take into account the number of closures that have happened, such as Garda stations, post offices, banks and other services. It is also important in preventing further d...Vol-889 Book-1 Page [71]
22/09/2015 [Questions] I do not disagree with any of the Deputy's points on ensuring that we provide mobile phone or broadband coverage on the islands. This debate is important because the national broadband plan will go to public procurement by the end of this year. As part of that intervention, it will tar...Vol-889 Book-1 Page [72]
22/09/2015 [Questions] I will take up the Wild Atlantic Way with the Minister of State another time because some of the islands feel highly aggrieved that they were very much sidestepped. That is another debate. We have to accept that islands and islanders are different. My experience is that islanders are ...Vol-889 Book-1 Page [72]
22/09/2015 [Questions] I thank the Deputy again for raising this matter. It is important to point out that 85% of the 30% intervention area will be completed by 2018, but this work will start next year. In the Deputy's contribution she spoke about the potential on the islands and those living on the islands....Vol-889 Book-1 Page [72]
06/07/2016 [Motions] I call Deputy Mattie McGrath to move the motion. The Deputy has 20 minutes.[Breathnach, Declan]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I am sharing time with two other Members who are on their way. I will take eight minutes.[McGrath, Mattie]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Is that agreed? Agreed.[Breathnach, Declan]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I move:
“That Dáil Éireann:
notes the importance of ensuring that every premises, school and business in Ireland should have access to high speed broadband;
acknowledges that the National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to address this conclusively;
notes the importance of ensuring that no home,...
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06/07/2016 [Motions] Deputy Lowry is sharing six minutes with Deputy Noel Grealish.[Breathnach, Declan]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] In 2015, leading figures in the world of telecommunications stated that anything below 25 MB could no longer be defined as broadband.  As we are all aware, the European Commission has set 30 MB as the basic speed needed for a viable service. In 2016, several reports highlight the fact tha...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] In my county of Tipperary it is estimated that there are 41,000 properties without broadband, 8,000 of which are businesses of varying sizes, each attempting to compete in a wider marketplace. Large towns such as Clonmel, Thurles, Nenagh, Tipperary and Templemore are well served by commer...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I congratulate the Minister, Deputy Naughten, on his appointment. I know he will do an excellent job and that he will not be found wanting in his delivery of broadband. I also congratulate Deputy Hildegarde Naughton on her appointment as Chair of the Committee on Communications, Climate ...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I know the Minister and the Department will do this. I was impressed with the presentation he gave us. There will be many obstacles in his way. Some local authorities will be proactive while some will not. The Minister should work with local authorities where they are doing work in tow...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I thank the Rural Alliance for tabling this motion. Delivering high speed broadband to every home, business and school in Ireland is a personal promise from me and my top priority as the responsible Minister. Like all Deputies, I have been frustrated with the lack of progress in this are...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Hear, hear.[McGrath, Mattie]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] He consented to the privatisation of almost 300 Coillte telecommunications masts last year, which would have an impact on mobile phone coverage throughout the country. The Deputy knows well that the Government has to make tough decisions to strike to balance between what is necessary and....Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] It is a simple fact that rural areas need State intervention if they are to provided with high speed broadband. The Minister will note recent figures released by the IDA indicating that it is missing its own targets on investment in areas outside Dublin and Cork. That means rural Ireland...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Access to high speed broadband is a problem for over 30% of the population. When one compares Ireland to other highly developed countries in Europe, we are lagging behind countries such as Latvia, Hungary and Poland. Iceland has a 95% broadband penetration rate.
In 2012 the Government...
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06/07/2016 [Motions] I move amendment No. 2:
To insert the following after “National Broadband Plan procurement process”:
“notes that State ownership of the proposed National Broadband Plan network would best ensure the future needs of the homes and businesses covered by this contract are met and the State’...
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06/07/2016 [Motions] Deputies Lawless and Moynihan are sharing time. Is that agreed? Agreed.[Breathnach, Declan]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] This is a team effort, and I wish the Minister well in his efforts and endeavours to tackle the problem. Unfortunately, the record has not been good to date. I wish to take issue with one comment the Minister made, namely, that we are on time. We are patently not on time. I appreciate ...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I welcome the national broadband plan, which we have been hearing about for five years at this stage. It is very well and good, but I would like to see it accelerated. There are also many things we could do as the framework is already there. I have worked with operators in Kildare and e...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I welcome the opportunity to speak in the debate. I commend those who have tabled the motion before the House, thereby allowing Dáil Éireann to discuss this very important issue.
There have been two major infrastructure projects in this country – the ESB from the 1930s to the 1950s, and...
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06/07/2016 [Motions] I did not get the opportunity before, but I wish the Minister luck in his position. He and I would have talked many a time about broadband because we know the speeds down our neck of the woods, but I was baffled yesterday when I heard that we are not going to own the infrastructure. I wo...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I now call on Deputy Stanley, who is sharing time with Deputies Peadar Tóibín and Gerry Adams. Deputy Stanley and Deputy Tóibín will take four minutes each and Deputy Adams two minutes. Is that agreed?[Breathnach, Declan]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] That is agreed. I formally move amendment No. 1 from Sinn Féin to this Private Members' motion.[Stanley, Brian]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] The Deputy cannot move it until amendment No. 2 is taken. He can discuss it but he cannot move it.[Breathnach, Declan]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I think amendment No. 1 is listed first.[Stanley, Brian]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] No. Under Standing Orders, amendment No. 2 must be taken first. The Deputy can discuss his amendment but he cannot move it.[Breathnach, Declan]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] The Minister has correctly identified the national broadband plan as a project on the scale and importance of rural electrification in the last century, but there is one clear difference. Rural electrification was and is in public ownership. This will be a much-valued asset. It is disap...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Last week, I attended a presentation in the AV room hosted by Deputy Bernard Durkan. It included most of the communications companies in the State. Deputy after Deputy took to the floor to castigate these telecommunications companies in the strongest possible terms over the desperately p...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] We have seen that investment collapse by about €6 billion over the past seven years. This process is part of that retrenchment from Government investment into State goods.
Regional development has been one of the biggest burning issues, yet we know that massive sections of our society ...
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06/07/2016 [Motions] Mo bhuíochas don Rural Alliance, mar mhol siad an rún seo agus táim fíorbhuíoch go bhfuil seans agamsa labhairt ar an ábhar tábhachtach seo. Go n-éirí leis an Aire in a phost nua.
The provision of high speed broadband to rural Ireland will make a huge contribution to the much needed reg...
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06/07/2016 [Motions] I welcome the motion before the House. I have some technical questions to ask and will also request a further discussion on this issue here to discuss the more technical aspects of this plan. Perhaps that could be done outside the committee structure because every Member of the House has...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I would like us to have that discussion in a more detailed forum.Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] The next speaking slot is being shared by Deputies Mick Barry and Bríd Smith. Is that agreed? Agreed.[Breathnach, Declan]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Last year, the European Commission digital score card report ranked Ireland 19th among the EU States for quality broadband access. We have some of the worst served regions of Europe in terms of broadband service and we rank 42nd in the world in terms of high speed Internet access, despite...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I want to speak to the Minister's announcement today rather than to the motion because the motion attempts to address the need for broadband but does not provide any detail on the model that its proposers claim would be best used.
The Minister has claimed with some justification that the...
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06/07/2016 [Motions] The next speaking slot is being shared by Deputies Thomas Pringle, Maureen O'Sullivan and Clare Daly. Is that agreed? Agreed.[Breathnach, Declan]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this debate, which is timely in light of the Government decision taken yesterday. I agree with other Members that that decision is, unfortunately, the wrong decision. In terms of the history of privatisation in this State, including the disastro...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Is it long-term value or a notional benefit? I believe it is long-term value, and that if we rolled out a proper fibre optic broadband solution to every house and premises it would pay dividends back to the State in terms of job creation, the development of rural businesses and returns to...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Sa chúpla nóiméad atá agam, ba mhaith liom caint faoi ghné áirithe den cheist seo, is é sin na fadhbanna atá ag muintir na n-oileán maidir le leathanbhanda. I know about this from my long association with Oileán Chléire but I think it applies to all islands. We know the difficulties and....Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] It says a lot when I can speak as a Dublin Deputy and sympathise with the problems relating to rural broadband. I am from north county Dublin, which is less than 30 km from this place. Parts of my constituency are not connected to broadband. They include Ballyboughal and Oldtown. It is...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] The motion before the House is welcome. High quality, affordable broadband is critical for households, schools and businesses across rural and urban Ireland. Let us not forget that there are many parts of urban Ireland that have terrible connectivity as well. The national broadband plan...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] This is a complex area of policy. It is not easy. I wish the Minister the best of luck because we need a good outcome. We need good broadband everywhere to lift our economy. I think this should go back to committee. We should sit down and go through the real detail and look at what th...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] There is a slight difference between broadband and water, electricity or other networks because there are three or four ways of getting broadband to a house. It can go through the TV cable, wireless and mobile but it is likely to be fibre broadband. If we looked in real detail perhaps we...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I am delighted to address the issue of broadband here today. The importance of the digital economy cannot be underestimated. Broadband is a huge resource for businesses and there are significant growth opportunities for businesses that trade online. It opens up a global market for rural...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] The most frequent request at the doors, when canvassing in general elections and council elections and at clinics and many other places, has been for proper broadband coverage. It comes from every sector - schools, farmers, business people, manufacturing companies, private residences, peo...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I visited them all on Saturday.[Naughten, Denis]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] They are seriously deprived in this regard.[Healy-Rae, Danny]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] The Minister went through too fast.[McGrath, Mattie]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] One voice.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Mobile phone coverage is very poor. It is patchy. The coverage is diminishing at an alarming rate in places that had coverage previously. It is not a good sign when some industrialist arrives in Farranfore Airport and goes a mile out any of the three roads from the airport only to find ...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] We must call the proposer to reply in less than eight minutes. That means the remaining speakers' time will be shortened. I now call on the Minister of State, Deputy Helen McEntee, Deputies Peter Burke and Peter Fitzpatrick, and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Deputy H...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] We will take two minutes each. I thank the Acting Chairman for the opportunity to speak on an important and timely debate, and I thank the Rural Independent group for proposing the motion.
Good quality high speed broadband is the lifeblood of modern living, whether it is business, educa...
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06/07/2016 [Motions] First, I wish the Ministers, Deputies Denis Naughten and Heather Humphreys, the best in dealing with this critical issue. The issue of broadband provision is a national emergency for Ireland. There are a significant number of rural areas throughout the country that do not have adequate c...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I welcome the opportunity to speak on this important topic. Rural broadband is an issue that affects many people in my constituency. I have raised the issue in this House on many occasions. In Louth, areas such as Carlingford, Lordship, Faughart, Hackballscross, Kilkerley and Knockbridg...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I thank Deputies Burke and Fitzpatrick, and the Minister of State, Deputy McEntee, for their comments supporting the motion.
The importance of rolling out high speed broadband to premises, schools and businesses right across the country cannot be underestimated.[Humphreys, Heather]
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06/07/2016 [Motions] The Government's national broadband plan aims conclusively to address Ireland's connectivity challenges by ensuring that every premises in the country has access to high speed broadband services. As Minister with responsibility for the revitalisation of rural Ireland, I recognise the nati...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I thank the Minister.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Would Deputy Mattie McGrath mind if I took another minute?[Humphreys, Heather]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] That is up to Deputy McGrath. By order of the House I must call him now.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Nóiméad beag.[McGrath, Mattie]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] High speed broadband will be a lifeline for rural Ireland. Awarding the contract is a matter for the Minister, Deputy Naughten, and we work very closely together, so it is of great interest to me. The reality is the gap funding model approved by the Government will deliver rural broadban...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I thank Deputy Mattie McGrath for bringing the motion before the House. I also acknowledge those who work with Deputy Mattie McGrath, particularly his daughter, Ms Maureen McGrath, and their efforts on this Private Members' motion. I thank the Minister and his officials, who helped us as...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I thank the Deputy.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Is my time gone?[Healy-Rae, Michael]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Yes, unfortunately, as you are sharing with your colleague.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] To conclude, I agree with the Minister's proposals. If we do not do it, we will be kicking the can down the road. It would be to agree with something that means nothing and worry about what will happen in 27 years. As my brother said to me a while ago, we do not know where we will be in...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I have been robbed of my time from both sides of the House, including by my colleagues.[Harty, Michael]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Yes, vital moments.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] I am thankful for the opportunity to address this motion. It is important because it is the first Private Members' motion introduced by the rural Independent group to the Thirty-second Dáil. It is a very important issue. Broadband was one of the major issues in my election campaign, as ...Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] It is futile to worry about that. The broadband speed in my home is 0.25 Mbps. One can practically see the little bytes dropping into the computer. It is appalling. We cannot operate a medical practice efficiently and we cannot download files.
I commend this Bill to this House. We a...
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06/07/2016 [Motions] Hear, hear.[McGrath, Mattie]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Is amendment No. 2, in the name of Deputy Timmy Dooley, being pressed?[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] The ewe is missing and the lambs are lost. They have no mother.[McGrath, Mattie]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] The amendment falls. The amendment is not being pressed.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Is amendment No. 1 being moved? No.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Amendment No. 1 not moved.Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Motion agreed to.Vol-916 Book-3
06/07/2016 [Motions] Deputy Durkan should be the Ceann Comhairle, not the Leas-Cheann Comhairle.[McGrath, Mattie]Vol-916 Book-3
17/07/2014 [Written Answers]...when he expects all citizens in County Donegal to have access to high speed broadband. [Q. No(s) 8 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-849 Book-1 Page [87]
17/07/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s Statement of Priorities for the period 2014 to 2016 reaffirms our commitment to delivering a State-led broadband intervention in rural areas. The Government’s National Broadband Plan aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high ...Vol-849 Book-1 Page [87]
29/01/2015 [Written Answers]...his plans for the roll of high speed rural broadband and time scale for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 13 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-865 Book-3 Page [717]
11/12/2014 [Written Answers]...the extent to which measures are put in place to ensure adequate investment in the telecommunications sector with particular reference to an accelerated expansion programme for high-speed state of the art broadband; if a determination has been made as to the extent to which this ...Vol-861 Book-3 Page [785]
04/10/2017 [Written Answers]...the extent to which he remains satisfied that the provisions in place and proposed remain adequate to meet the target of the provision of broadband in all areas, urban and rural without exception; if there will be a need for extra initiatives to meet shortfalls; and if he will ma...Vol-959 Book-7
14/07/2016 [Written Answers]...his plans to improve the broadband telecommunications service throughout counties Cavan and Monaghan; if he is aware that households, educational and business interests, particularly small and medium enterprises, are concerned about the inadequate service that exists in many area...Vol-9180 Book-2
07/07/2016 [Written Answers]...her role in rolling out broadband to rural communities; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 15 to Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht ]Vol-917 Book-1
29/01/2015 [Written Answers] 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 commerc...Vol-865 Book-3 Page [718]
11/12/2014 [Written Answers] A key objective of this Government is to ensure that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses in Ireland. The National Broadband Plan commits to a range of actions to facilitate and maximise commercial investment in high speed broadband infrastructure. It al...Vol-861 Book-3 Page [786]
04/10/2017 [Written Answers] As I have already indicated to the House, last week my Department received "Detailed Solutions" from two bidders as part of the ongoing procurement process to select a company, or companies, who will roll-out a new high speed broadband network for those areas that will not be serve...Vol-959 Book-7
14/07/2016 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan is a priority for Government and Plan is being delivered through a combination of investment by telecommunications operators and a State Intervention in areas where commercial investment is not forthcoming. This is reflected in the High Speed Broadband M...Vol-9180 Book-2
07/07/2016 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan aims to conclusively address Ireland’s connectivity challenges, by ensuring that every premises in the country has access to high speed broadband services. This is being achieved through measures to incentivise and accelerate industry investment, and an...Vol-917 Book-1
16/06/2016 [Written Answers]...the status of the commitment to and the timeline for providing high-speed broadband to every home and business in County Donegal; the number of these which have high speed broadband and the additional number which will receive it in 2016 and in 2017; and if he will make a stateme...Vol-913 Book-3
16/06/2016 [Written Answers] 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 inv...Vol-913 Book-3
28/04/2015 [Written Answers]...the time frame for the roll-out of rural broadband; the funding that will be provided for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 15 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-876 Book-1 Page [123]
28/04/2015 [Written Answers] 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 commerci...Vol-876 Book-1 Page [123]
17/07/2014 [Written Answers]...when he expects the national broadband plan to provide an adequate broadband service to The Coomhola-Borlinn Valley, in West Cork (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 16 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-849 Book-1 Page [90]
29/01/2015 [Written Answers]...the extent to which deficiencies in terms of access to and quality of broadband have been identified at various locations throughout the country with a view to the taking of emergency initiatives to address the problem in early date; and if he will make a statement on the matter....Vol-865 Book-3 Page [719]
17/07/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s Statement of Priorities for the period 2014 to 2016 reaffirms our commitment to delivering a State-led broadband intervention in rural areas. The Government’s National Broadband Plan aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high ...Vol-849 Book-1 Page [90]
29/01/2015 [Written Answers] 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 commerc...Vol-865 Book-3 Page [719]
30/01/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will ask the ESB to roll out fibre broadband to all households here on the passing of the ESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Bill 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 15 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-828 Book-3 Page [793]
16/06/2015 [Written Answers]...the timeline for the roll-out of high speed broadband to rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 118 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-882 Book-3 Page [384]
30/01/2014 [Written Answers] The ESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Bill 2013, if enacted, will provide an explicit legal basis to enable the ESB to engage, now or in the future, in the installation and operation of electronic communications networks and services, either alone or by agreement with one or...Vol-828 Book-3 Page [793]
24/10/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of discussions he has had with the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment with regard to broadband provision in rural areas; the progress of the provision of a map of blackspots in mobile coverage undertaken by the mobile phone and broadband taskfo...Vol-988 Book-5
16/06/2015 [Written Answers] 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 commerci...Vol-882 Book-3 Page [384]
28/04/2015 [Written Answers]...if he will provide a progress update with regard to the Government's commitment to provide fibre broadband to every house and business in County Donegal; the deadline for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 19 to Minister for Communications, Energy and ...Vol-876 Book-1 Page [126]
28/11/2019 [Written Answers]...when the 300 broadband connection points are expected to be live; the way in which the points were chosen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 17 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-990 Book-3
24/10/2019 [Written Answers] In my role as Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development I work across both the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.
I also chair the Mo...
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16/06/2015 [Written Answers]...if he will provide a progress update regarding the Government's commitment to provide fibre broadband to every house and business in County Donegal; the deadline for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 119 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natu...Vol-882 Book-3 Page [384]
28/04/2015 [Written Answers] 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 commerci...Vol-876 Book-1 Page [126]
29/01/2015 [Written Answers]...if he is committed to providing fibre connection to every household here; if not, the reasons for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 17 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-865 Book-3 Page [721]
28/11/2019 [Written Answers] The Government recognises the need to roll out high speed broadband as quickly as possible and is conscious that the full rollout of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) State intervention area will take a number of years.
Broadband Connection Points are key NBP locations in communi...
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16/06/2015 [Written Answers] 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 commerci...Vol-882 Book-3 Page [385]
29/01/2015 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan will deal conclusively with the rural connectivity issues so that current and future generations will have a guaranteed access to high quality, high speed broadband. The network we wish to see built will, therefore, have to be scalable and capable of me...Vol-865 Book-3 Page [721]
17/07/2014 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the totally inadequate broadband connectivity service available in many parts of County Donegal; when the telecommunications infrastructure in the county will be upgraded to provide adequate service for both households and business; and if he wi...Vol-849 Book-1 Page [93]
17/07/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s Statement of Priorities for the period 2014 to 2016 reaffirms our commitment to delivering a State-led broadband intervention in rural areas. The Government’s National Broadband Plan aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high ...Vol-849 Book-1 Page [93]
16/06/2016 [Written Answers]...when he will roll-out rural broadband in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 22 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-913 Book-3
16/06/2016 [Written Answers] 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 inv...Vol-913 Book-3
28/04/2015 [Written Answers]...if this Government is committed to providing fibre broadband to every household in County Donegal; if not, the reason for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 22 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-876 Book-1 Page [128]
28/11/2019 [Written Answers]...the type of services which will be available at broadband connection points; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 19 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-990 Book-3
28/04/2015 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan will deal conclusively with Ireland's connectivity challenge so that current and future generations will have a guaranteed access to high quality, high speed broadband, provided by commercial operators or through the proposed State intervention. The inte...Vol-876 Book-1 Page [128]
30/01/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to provide high speed broadband to rural areas; when the roll out of this high speed broadband will commence; the platforms that will be utilised; the intended strength of this broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 20 to Minister for Commun...Vol-828 Book-3 Page [796]
28/11/2019 [Written Answers] The Government recognises the need to roll out high speed broadband as quickly as possible and is conscious that the full rollout of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) State intervention area will take a number of years.
Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) are locations of communit...
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30/01/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing:
- a policy and regulatory f...
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12/06/2014 [Written Answers]...if the planned roll-out of State-supported broadband infrastructure will include locations close to urban areas, such as Bushypark in Galway, which are near the upgraded infrastructure of companies such as Eircom but which are not serviced by the private operators, particularly i...Vol-843 Book-6 Page [1091]
12/10/2016 [Written Answers]...the progress being made on providing a phone line for a school (details supplied) in order that it can receive the free broadband package under the Schools Broadband Initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 9 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-924 Book-2
10/11/2015 [Written Answers]...for an update on the Government's commitment to provide fibre broadband to every house and business in County Donegal; the deadline for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 87 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-895 Book-3 Page [688]
12/06/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide an update on the mapping process being undertaken as part of the national broadband plan; the timeline for completion of same; the way he believes it will improve the services to many parts of County Donegal which remain without a satisfactory broadband service...Vol-843 Book-6 Page [1091]
12/10/2016 [Written Answers] Through the Schools Broadband Access Programme, my Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary, post-primary and special schools. The overall policy of my Department is to offer the best quality connectivity to all schools in line with te...Vol-924 Book-2
10/11/2015 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) 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 ...Vol-895 Book-3 Page [689]
16/06/2015 [Written Answers]...his views that it is acceptable that there is no solution identified to provide broadband in substantial parts of County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 124 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-882 Book-3 Page [388]
12/06/2014 [Written Answers]...when he expects all citizens will have access to high speed broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 26 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-843 Book-6 Page [1091]
16/06/2015 [Written Answers] The Government's 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 w...Vol-882 Book-3 Page [388]
28/04/2015 [Written Answers]...the way he envisages the Government will roll-out broadband to those in remote rural areas and areas, not considered commercially viable for high speed broadband; if he has considered case studies done in other European countries, and their approach to broadband roll-out in remot...Vol-876 Book-1 Page [130]
12/06/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide an update on the roll out of rural broadband in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 30 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-843 Book-6 Page [1091]
16/06/2016 [Written Answers]...what he considers to be high-speed broadband in terms of its national roll-out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 26 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-913 Book-3
16/06/2015 [Written Answers]...the extent to which he expects high quality, high speed broadband to become available in all urban and rural areas in the country, with particular reference to the need to address the frustrations experienced by the domestic, business and commercial sectors, arising from a lack o...Vol-882 Book-3 Page [389]
28/04/2015 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) 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 co...Vol-876 Book-1 Page [130]
12/06/2014 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the totally inadequate broadband connectivity service available in many parts of County Donegal; when the telecommunications infrastructure in the county will be upgraded to provide adequate service for both households and business; and if he wi...Vol-843 Book-6 Page [1091]
16/06/2016 [Written Answers] 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 inv...Vol-913 Book-3
16/06/2015 [Written Answers] 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 commerci...Vol-882 Book-3 Page [389]
17/07/2014 [Written Answers]...the extent to which he has had discussions with the Regulator, telecommunications sector/service providers and the community at large in the context of availability, standard and quality of broadband in all areas throughout the country in line with standard and quality available ...Vol-849 Book-1 Page [97]
12/06/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 21, 23, 26, 30 and 35 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and busines...
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17/07/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan to accelerate commercial investment in high speed broadband infrastructure and to launch a Government led market intervention to make high speed broadband services accessible in areas the commercial market will not serve, was preceded by a N...Vol-849 Book-1 Page [97]
16/06/2016 [Written Answers]...if he will respond to the European Commission's recent Digital Scoreboard Report which states that a lack of rural broadband has resulted in Ireland having one of the lowest rates of broadband take-up in Europe; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 28 to Minis...Vol-913 Book-3
22/09/2015 [Written Answers]...in view of the high percentage of premises without access to broadband in County Donegal, if he will consider an expediency plan for the most rural counties like County Donegal, as the timeline for formal procurement for State intervention is already running into the end of this ...Vol-889 Book-1 Page [147]
16/06/2016 [Written Answers] The EU Commission’s digital scoreboard report on access to standard broadband services in rural areas includes a table measuring access to broadband over fixed line connections only. The EU Commission reports that 91% of households in rural areas can access broadband in this manne...Vol-913 Book-3
22/09/2015 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is a Government policy initiative which aims to deliver high speed broadband to every citizen and business in Ireland. This is being achieved through a combination of accelerated commercial investment by telecoms operators, and a proposed State int...Vol-889 Book-1 Page [147]
28/11/2019 [Written Answers]...the impact the rollout of high-speed broadband will have with respect to smart farming methods. [Q. No(s) 23 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-990 Book-3
28/11/2019 [Written Answers]...the potential benefits of high speed broadband with respect to healthcare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 31 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-990 Book-3
16/06/2016 [Written Answers]...his plans to provide high-speed, high-quality broadband and mobile telephony in all areas and to maximise the quality and availability, as available globally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 30 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ...Vol-913 Book-3
28/11/2019 [Written Answers]...the anticipated expansion of the digital economy; the role broadband will play in allowing Ireland particularly in rural areas to take full advantage of the opportunities of the digital economy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 33 to Minister for Communica...Vol-990 Book-3
16/06/2016 [Written Answers] 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 inv...Vol-913 Book-3
28/11/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 23, 31 and 33 together.
The availability of high speed broadband services in rural communities will have a transformative effect on these parts of the country. High speed broadband will allow citizens and businesses in rural communities to enjoy b...
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28/11/2018 [Written Answers]...the progress in ensuring high speed broadband to all schools; and the way in which his Department can assist a school (details supplied) in County Kildare. [Q. No(s) 55 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-975 Book-6
28/11/2018 [Written Answers] The delivery of high quality internet connectivity for all schools is a key objective of my Department. It is accepted that good connectivity is essential to ensure that schools are facilitated to progress the embedding of digital technologies in teaching and learning and for the i...Vol-975 Book-6
16/06/2016 [Written Answers]...how he intends to ensure that, in the twenty-first century, all areas receive 4G internet connectivity under the National Broadband Package. [Q. No(s) 32 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-913 Book-3
16/06/2016 [Written Answers] The Programme for a Partnership Government commits to the delivery of the NBP as a matter of priority, in order to ensure that high speed broadband services are available to every city, town, village and individual premises in Ireland. This is being achieved through private invest...Vol-913 Book-3
10/11/2015 [Written Answers]...the progress made in delivering the National Broadband Plan, particularly in regard to the delivery of high-speed broadband to homes and businesses in rural areas. [Q. No(s) 98 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-895 Book-3 Page [696]
10/11/2015 [Written Answers] 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 commerc...Vol-895 Book-3 Page [696]
06/10/2015 [Written Answers]...the steps she is taking to support broadband provision for adult and further education and training centres; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 155 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-891 Book-3 Page [594]
06/10/2015 [Written Answers] There is a project underway at present to provide all the Training Centres and the Head Office locations of the Education and Training Boards (ETBs) with gigabit connections to the Government Cloud Network. Currently the training centres all have 50mbps connections and all internet...Vol-891 Book-3 Page [594]
04/07/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to improve broadband quality in County Meath. [Q. No(s) 39 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-985 Book-1
04/07/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan aims to ensure that every home, school and business in Ireland has access to high speed broadband. This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment across the country, and a State intervention in those areas where commercial operator...Vol-985 Book-1
16/06/2015 [Written Answers]...if this Government is committed to providing fibre broadband to every household in County Donegal; if not, the reason for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 135 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-882 Book-3 Page [396]
30/01/2014 [Written Answers]...the extent to which he expects broadband facilities in this jurisdiction to be comparable in the terms of quality speed and availability to the best available globally with a view to ensuring that this economy can compete internationally; and if he will make a statement on the ma...Vol-828 Book-3 Page [797]
28/11/2019 [Written Answers]...when the rollout of the 300 broadband connection points will commence; the role these wi-fi hot spots will play in providing high speed broadband to communities in intervention areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 36 to Minister for Communications, Clim...Vol-990 Book-3
31/05/2018 [Written Answers]...the status of his commitment to provide high speed broadband to every house and business in County Donegal; the deadline for same; the number of homes and business which have access to high speed broadband; the number of additional homes and businesses which received access to hi...Vol-969 Book-9
16/06/2015 [Written Answers] 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 commerc...Vol-882 Book-3 Page [396]
30/01/2014 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse ...Vol-828 Book-3 Page [797]
28/11/2019 [Written Answers] The Government recognises the need to roll out high speed broadband as quickly as possible and is conscious that the full rollout of the National Broadband Plan State intervention area will take a number of years.
Broadband Connection Points are key National Broadband Plan (NBP) ...
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31/05/2018 [Written Answers]...the impact that Eir pulling out of the tender process will have on the commitment to provide high speed broadband to every house and business in County Donegal; the number of homes and business which have access to high speed broadband; the number of additional homes and business...Vol-969 Book-9
31/05/2018 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 28 and 45 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 invest...
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27/03/2019 [Written Answers]...if he is satisfied that the commitment agreement progress update by a company (details supplied) is accurate. [Q. No(s) 53 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-981 Book-1
27/03/2019 [Written Answers] In November 2014 my Department published a High Speed Broadband Map, which is available at www.broadband.gov.ie. This map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas that within the State intervention area.
In April 20...
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11/12/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide a timetable of the objectives outlined by the broadband mapping project; the way he will ensure that all communities have a basic access to broadband by the timetable outlined; the costs surrounding this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [...Vol-861 Book-3 Page [800]
11/12/2014 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) 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 co...Vol-861 Book-3 Page [801]
10/10/2018 [Written Answers]...the extent of the progress to date in the provision of high quality, high speed broadband throughout the country; the progress in respect of the linking up of coverage and elimination of black spots; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 41 to Minister for Comm...Vol-973 Book-3
10/10/2018 [Written Answers] 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 is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment and a State intervention.  Today, ...Vol-973 Book-3
04/10/2017 [Written Answers]...the status of the programme for government commitment on broadband. [Q. No(s) 71 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-959 Book-7
27/03/2019 [Written Answers]...the extent to which the provision of broadband nationally is progressing in line with expectations; if the provision of services to the blank spaces between services within a reasonable time is anticipated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 66 to Minister f...Vol-981 Book-1
04/10/2017 [Written Answers]...the status of the roll out of the national broadband plan. [Q. No(s) 80 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-959 Book-7
27/03/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan aims to ensure that every home, school and business in Ireland has access to high speed broadband. This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment across the country, and a State intervention in those areas where commercial operator...Vol-981 Book-1
04/10/2017 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 71 and 80 together.
I have given a detailed outline on the current status of the procurement process in my responses to the priority questions on today's order paper.  The Deputies will be aware that this procurement process will select a bidder, ...
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09/05/2017 [Written Answers]...the status of his department's ongoing interaction with a company (details supplied) on the roll out of broadband in the newly highlighted light blue areas of the national broadband plan; when he expects formal timelines to be put on these rollouts; and if he will make a statemen...Vol-949 Book-3
04/10/2017 [Written Answers]...the engagement he has held with his counterpart in the United Kingdom since June 2017 on the issue of cross boarder co-operation to ensure all island broadband capability. [Q. No(s) 72 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-959 Book-7
09/05/2017 [Written Answers] 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 o...Vol-949 Book-3
04/10/2017 [Written Answers] There have been no meetings between officials from my Department and our Northern Ireland counterparts in relation to an all island broadband network. Achieving universal access to high speed broadband is a key target under the EU Digital Agenda for Europe which requires, inter ali...Vol-959 Book-7
25/04/2018 [Written Answers]...if his Department has had a direct contact with Eir in relation to recent redundancies and the possible implications on the rollout of high speed broadband to rural Ireland. [Q. No(s) 67 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-968 Book-1
25/04/2018 [Written Answers] 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 A...
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24/01/2019 [Written Answers]...the position regarding progress in the provision of high speed, high quality broadband in all areas nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 47 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-978 Book-4
24/01/2019 [Written Answers]...the progress to date with the approval of the national broadband scheme; when it is likely a contract will be awarded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 48 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-978 Book-4
08/11/2018 [Written Answers]...the progress made between his Department and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in removing the barriers which would impact the roll out of fibre broadband in rural Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 27 to Minister for ...Vol-974 Book-6
14/02/2018 [Written Answers]...his plans to address problems with broadband provision in the western areas of County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 63 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-965 Book-5
10/06/2015 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the roll-out of high speed broadband for all primary and post primary schools in Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 38 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-881 Book-2 Page [830]
24/01/2019 [Written Answers]...the progress made to date in the roll out of rural broadband by a company (details supplied) which is subject to a contract with his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 54 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-978 Book-4
08/11/2018 [Written Answers] My Department works closely with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment through a number of mechanisms to ensure barriers are removed to the roll-out of telecommunications infrastructure.
The Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce was established in July ...
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14/02/2018 [Written Answers] 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. 7 out of 10 of the 2.3 milli...Vol-965 Book-5
21/11/2017 [Written Answers]...the status of the government's commitment to provide high speed broadband to every house and business in County Donegal; the deadline for same; the number of homes and businesses which have access to high speed broadband; the number of additional homes and businesses which will r...Vol-961 Book-7
10/06/2015 [Written Answers] Under the Schools Broadband Access Programme, my Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary schools. A framework involving more providers was put in place in 2012 which ensures that improved solutions are being made available to schools....Vol-881 Book-2 Page [830]
24/01/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 47, 48 and 54 together.
The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to ensure high speed broadband access to all premises in Ireland, regardless of location. This is being achieved via a combination of commercial investment and a State led interventio...
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21/11/2017 [Written Answers] The Government's National Broadband Plan (NBP) will 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 so that to date approximately 1....Vol-961 Book-7
24/10/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of discussion he has had with the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment with regard to broadband provision in rural communities including the role of his Department in the National Broadband Plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q....Vol-988 Book-5
24/10/2019 [Written Answers] As Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, I work across both the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.
In my role, I work very close...
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14/02/2018 [Written Answers]...the status of the rollout of broadband to areas in the south west of County Dublin that are currently lacking in broadband (details supplied); if the matter will be addressed in the near future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 69 to Minister for Communica...Vol-965 Book-5
14/02/2018 [Written Answers] 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 7 out of 10 of the 2.3...Vol-965 Book-5
28/11/2019 [Written Answers]...the role a company (details supplied) will have in connecting premises and encouraging take up of high-speed broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 57 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-990 Book-3
28/11/2019 [Written Answers] On 19 November, the Government signed the contract with National Broadband Ireland (NBI) to provide access to high speed broadband to the 1.1 million people living and working in 537,537 premises, including 44,000 businesses and over 54,500 farms and 695 schools, where commercial o...Vol-990 Book-3
24/01/2019 [Written Answers]...the progress expected in 2019 in the delivery of the National Broadband Plan to counties Cavan and Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 56 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-978 Book-4
24/01/2019 [Written Answers] As set out in the reply of PQ 857 of 15 January, the National Broadband Plan aims to ensure that every home, school and business in Ireland has access to high speed broadband. This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment across Ireland and a State intervent...Vol-978 Book-4
01/06/2016 [Written Answers]...how she will work in conjunction with the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, to prioritise broadband provision in rural areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 68 to Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht ]Vol-911 Book-2
29/01/2015 [Written Answers]...when approval will be received from the EU for its national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 30 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-865 Book-3 Page [730]
01/06/2016 [Written Answers] Delivering the National Broadband Plan is a top priority for Government, as reflected in the Programme for a Partnership Government. The allocation of new responsibilities at Cabinet level also signals the Government’s firm intention to address broadband and other telecoms challen...Vol-911 Book-2
29/01/2015 [Written Answers] Any State investment into a competitive market such as telecommunications must comply with EU State Aid rules, mainly aimed at ensuring that such investment only takes place in cases where it is clear that commercial investment will not take place. Public funds should, therefore, ...Vol-865 Book-3 Page [730]
24/01/2019 [Written Answers]...if he is satisfied with the level of broadband coverage in County Meath. [Q. No(s) 60 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-978 Book-4
24/01/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan aims to ensure that every home, school and business in Ireland has access to high speed broadband. This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment across the country, and a State intervention in those areas where commercial operator...Vol-978 Book-4
24/01/2019 [Written Answers]...the reason a school (details supplied) was not included in plans to bring broadband to an area; if the school will be facilitated to access broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 62 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-978 Book-4
24/01/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referenced by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led Intervention under ...Vol-978 Book-4
27/03/2019 [Written Answers]...the progress in rolling out fibre broadband by a company at locations (details supplied); if the new timelines for the deployment of broadband at the locations have been approved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 79 to Minister for Communications, Climate ...Vol-981 Book-1
27/03/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to ensure high speed broadband access to all premises in Ireland, regardless of location. This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment and a State led intervention.
In April 2017 my Department published an updated ve...
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27/03/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans in respect of areas that are deemed to have broadband coverage that fall outside the remit of the National Broadband Plan but are subject to market failure. [Q. No(s) 85 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-981 Book-1
27/03/2019 [Written Answers] In April 2017 my Department published an updated version of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map. This is available at www.broadband.gov.ie. The Map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas that wi...Vol-981 Book-1
18/12/2018 [Written Answers]...the number of premises passed by a company (details supplied) to date as part of the agreement with his Department for the roll out of rural broadband to 300,000 premises; the number of domestic and business customers that have taken a subscription for this service to date; if he...Vol-977 Book-2
18/12/2018 [Written Answers] eir reports data to my Department in relation its ongoing rural fibre deployment in accordance with the Commitment Agreement signed with my Department in April 2017. This deployment was originally anticipated to be completed by the end of 2018. eir has indicated that its deployment...Vol-977 Book-2
18/12/2018 [Written Answers]...the progress to date in completing the contract in locations (details supplied) with regard to the roll out of 300,000 fibre connections by Eir; the number of homes which could not be connected in the area due to issues related to ducting and or infrastructure; and if he will mak...Vol-977 Book-2
18/12/2018 [Written Answers] In April 2017 my Department published an updated High Speed Broadband Map, which is available at www.broadband.gov.ie. This map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas that will be included in the State Intervention Ar...Vol-977 Book-2
01/02/2018 [Written Answers]...his plans to bring forward new proposals to ensure greater access to broadband in schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 64 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-964 Book-6
01/02/2018 [Written Answers] Through the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary and post primary schools, and some 98% of schools are included in this scheme. All post-primary schools and some special schools are now include...Vol-964 Book-6
03/02/2016 [Written Answers]...the date for the roll-out of high speed broadband for the Hermitage in Glanmire in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 94 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-905 Book-2 Page [490]
03/02/2016 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) 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 a...Vol-905 Book-2 Page [490]
28/09/2017 [Written Answers]...when a school (details supplied) can expect to be connected to broadband that will meet the school community's needs. [Q. No(s) 100 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-959 Book-5
28/09/2017 [Written Answers] Through the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for recognised primary and post primary schools. All post-primary schools and some special schools are now included in the 100 Mbps programme.
Under the current program...
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05/07/2017 [Written Answers]...the primary schools that his department has upgraded to high speed broadband connections over the past two years; the details of the connection speed provided to each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 103 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-9570 Book-1
05/07/2017 [Written Answers]...the number of primary schools that have high speed broadband connection speeds of 100 Mbps; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 104 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-9570 Book-1
05/07/2017 [Written Answers]...the primary schools that have high speed broadband connection speeds of 100 Mbps; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 105 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-9570 Book-1
05/07/2017 [Written Answers]...the number of schools that have broadband connection speeds of 100 Mbps, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 106 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-9570 Book-1
05/07/2017 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 103 to 106, inclusive, together.
Through the Schools Broadband Access Programme, the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary, post-primary and special schools. The overall policy of my Department is ...
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26/10/2017 [Written Answers]...his views on whether families and children living in rural areas are becoming increasingly disadvantaged in their education due to lack of high speed or fibre broadband; if he has raised this matter with relevant Cabinet colleagues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. ...Vol-960 Book-9
26/10/2017 [Written Answers] The Deputy will be aware that Broadband capacity can vary due to geographical location and local infrastructure, and thus impact on the service that can be provided. The policy of my Department is to offer the best quality connectivity to all schools in line with the technical solu...Vol-960 Book-9
24/05/2016 [Written Answers]...if he will expand the provision of high quality broadband to all primary schools, as is currently the case for secondary schools. [Q. No(s) 125 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-910 Book-1
24/05/2016 [Written Answers] The overall policy of my Department is to offer the best quality connectivity to all schools in line with technical solutions available in the market and within required financial parameters. As the Deputy is aware, all post primary schools receive at least 100mbts connectivity thr...Vol-910 Book-1
29/05/2019 [Written Answers]...if fibre broadband will be installed at a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 130 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-983 Book-2
29/05/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referenced by the Deputy, is in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led Intervention under...Vol-983 Book-2
23/11/2017 [Written Answers]...if the rollout of broadband to all schools has been completed; if not, the timeframe for all schools to be included; the percentage that have access to high speed broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 107 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-962 Book-2
23/11/2017 [Written Answers] Through the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary and post primary schools, and some 98% of schools are included in this scheme.  All post-primary schools and some special schools are now includ...Vol-962 Book-2
28/01/2015 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the fact that County Kerry now has a broadband crisis; his views on the huge disadvantage the lack of adequate broadband is causing in Kerry; if urgent action will be taken by him to address the problem; and if he will make a statement on the ma...Vol-865 Book-2 Page [618]
28/01/2015 [Written Answers] The Government has acknowledged the unreliable quality of broadband connectivity in many rural parts of the country including County Kerry. The NBP will deal conclusively with rural connectivity issues so that current and future generations will have a guaranteed access to high qu...Vol-865 Book-2 Page [618]
10/10/2017 [Written Answers]...when a school (details supplied) will have access to high speed broadband as identified as one of the ten key indicators in the digital strategy for schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 129 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-960 Book-1
10/10/2017 [Written Answers] Through the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for recognised primary and post primary schools. All post-primary schools and some special schools are now included in the 100Mbps programme.
Under the current programme...
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30/05/2019 [Written Answers]...when broadband service will be available under the National Broadband Plan at the home of a person (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 124 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-983 Book-3
30/05/2019 [Written Answers]...when broadband service will be available under the National Broadband Plan at a location (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 125 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-983 Book-3
30/05/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 124 and 125 together.
Both premises referenced by the Deputy are in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie The AMBER areas represent the t...
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29/04/2015 [Written Answers]...if he will provide an update on the provision of broadband in an area (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 141 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [554]
04/02/2015 [Written Answers]...his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding Broadband. [Q. No(s) 167 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-866 Book-2 Page [593]
29/04/2015 [Written Answers] 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 commerci...Vol-876 Book-2 Page [554]
04/02/2015 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Scheme ("NBS") was designed to provide access to basic broadband in parts of rural Ireland where no broadband services were available. In accordance with the EU State Aid clearance for the Scheme, the NBS contract was for a 5 year period and it expired in Au...Vol-866 Book-2 Page [593]
04/02/2015 [Written Answers]...further to correspondence between his office and Cork County Council if his Department will facilitate a request to have broadband infrastructure laid through the town of Bandon, County Cork during the upcoming works on flood and drainage schemes and if so, the assistance his Dep...Vol-866 Book-2 Page [594]
04/02/2015 [Written Answers] The Government recognises the need for access to high speed broadband to be provided on a nationwide basis. The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to ensure that every citizen and business, regardless of location, has access to a high quality, high speed broadband service. This w...Vol-866 Book-2 Page [594]
09/10/2019 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the significant broadband problems in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 133 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-987 Book-5
09/10/2019 [Written Answers] Every home, farm, school and business in Ireland will have access to high speed broadband – no matter where they are located – following the Government’s decision to approve the appointment of a preferred bidder to the National Broadband Plan. The High Speed Broadband Map, which...Vol-987 Book-5
19/11/2019 [Written Answers]...the total spent by schools on the provision of broadband to the end of quarter 3 in 2019. [Q. No(s) 159 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-989 Book-4
30/11/2016 [Written Answers]...his views on whether fixed wireless broadband providers are an integral part of the delivery of broadband services to every home in the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 189 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-931 Book-1
19/11/2019 [Written Answers] Through the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department of Education and Skills provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary and post primary schools, and some 98% of schools are included in this scheme. In some cases schools may choose to engag...Vol-989 Book-4
30/11/2016 [Written Answers] The management of the radio spectrum (including the allocation of radio spectrum, the award of spectrum licences and the associated application of terms and conditions and obligations) is a statutory function of the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) under the Commun...Vol-931 Book-1
23/05/2018 [Written Answers]...when e-fibre broadband is likely to be rolled at a location (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 167 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-969 Book-5
30/11/2016 [Written Answers]...his views on whether having more than three broadband providers in the country is beneficial for competition; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 190 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-931 Book-1
23/05/2018 [Written Answers] 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...Vol-969 Book-5
30/11/2016 [Written Answers] As Minister with responsibility for overall telecoms policy  a key goal is to create and support conditions for sustainable services that will benefit the economic and social development of Ireland. ComReg, in its role as regulator, facilitate competitive services in the broadband ...Vol-931 Book-1
03/04/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to ensure that schools and other educational institutions in the amber area will be given priority when the national broadband contract has been signed and is rolled out in view of the fact that information and communications technology grants are being provided for inf...Vol-981 Book-4
03/04/2019 [Written Answers] Through the 2012 Schools 100Mbps Project all 780+ post primary schools in Ireland now have access to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) high speed broadband. The aim of this project was to ensure that all second level students can enhance their learning experience through digital. T...Vol-981 Book-4
21/02/2018 [Written Answers]...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. [Q. No(s) 171 to Minister for Communi...Vol-965 Book-8
20/11/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to address the issue of the serious lack of adequate broadband services on Arranmore off the coast of County Donegal; if his attention has been drawn to the negative impact that this matter is having on the island’s economic development; and if he will make a statement ...Vol-858 Book-3 Page [766]
21/02/2018 [Written Answers] 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 o...Vol-965 Book-8
04/10/2017 [Written Answers]...his plans to extend the rollout of the efibre network to a commercial property (details supplied) in County Cork. [Q. No(s) 176 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-959 Book-7
20/11/2014 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) 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 co...Vol-858 Book-3 Page [767]
04/10/2017 [Written Answers]...the degree to which high speed good quality broadband is likely to become available throughout the country over the next three years; the extent to which this is likely to affect County Kildare with particular reference to existing black spots; and if he will make a statement on ...Vol-959 Book-7
04/10/2017 [Written Answers]...the steps he will take to speed up the provision of broadband services through the medium of fibre optics throughout County Kildare with particular reference to known black spots; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 183 to Minister for Communications, Climate...Vol-959 Book-7
14/05/2019 [Written Answers]...further to Parliamentary Question No. 405 of 26 March 2019, the status of the matter raised. [Q. No(s) 144 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Book-180
04/10/2017 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 176, 178 and 183 together.
In April I published an updated High Speed Broadband Map which is available at www.broadband.gov.ie.  This map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas that ...
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09/11/2016 [Written Answers]...the proposals there are to upgrade the broadband telecommunications infrastructure in an area (details supplied); if the requests of local residents and local business to have an adequate and modern broadband service provided in that area without further delay will be given urgen...Vol-928 Book-1
14/05/2019 [Written Answers] The information requested by the Deputy in the previous PQ is being collated currently from the extensive dataset maintained by my Department to manage the Primary Broadband Programme, so as to be in a manageable and meaningful format. This will be forward to the Deputy shortly.
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09/11/2016 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to deliver high speed 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 commerci...Vol-928 Book-1
22/05/2019 [Written Answers]...if an agreement has been reached in relation to the provision of broadband to rural areas that are awaiting the service; the average cost per linear metre to each household in which the high speed fibre is on a public road; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s)...Vol-1 Book-184
22/05/2019 [Written Answers] The NBP has been a catalyst in encouraging investment by the telecoms sector. In 2012, less than 700,000, or 30% of Irish premises had access to high speed broadband. Today, 74% of the 2.4 million premises in Ireland can access high speed broadband. The State intervention is the s...Vol-1 Book-184
21/02/2018 [Written Answers]...the number of premises passed under the Eircom commitment contract in Q2, Q3 and Q4 of 2017 that were deployed by means of eVDSL, LR-VDSL or were otherwise not fibre-to-the-premises; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 179 to Minister for Communications, Clim...Vol-965 Book-8
21/02/2018 [Written Answers] The number of eVDSL premises passed by eir under the terms of the April 2017 Commitment Agreement for the three Quarters referenced by the Deputy is set out below:
Quarter 2 2017:  0 premises
Quarter 3 2017:  2,918 premises
Quarter 4 2017:  392 premises
Premises passed will...
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21/02/2018 [Written Answers]...further to parliamentary question number 587 of 23 May 2017, his plans to issue a policy direction a body (details supplied) in relation to the coverage conditions, as opposed to the allocation method, or of spectrum licences in the 700MHz band; and if he will make a statement on...Vol-965 Book-8
21/02/2018 [Written Answers] A Decision has been adopted at EU level in order to co-ordinate the release the 694-790MHz (700MHz) spectrum band in all Member States by 30 June 2020. This proposal will allow mobile broadband services to use this part of the spectrum band.
The EU Commission's Digital Single M...
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23/10/2019 [Written Answers]...if the provision of broadband in an area (details supplied) will be investigated. [Q. No(s) 177 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-988 Book-4
26/11/2019 [Written Answers]...if a solution will be provided for a school (details supplied) that is experiencing significant connectivity issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 196 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-990 Book-1
23/10/2019 [Written Answers] Every home, farm, school and business in Ireland will have access to high speed broadband – no matter where they are located – following the Government’s decision to approve the appointment of a preferred bidder to the National Broadband Plan. The premises referenced by the Deputy...Vol-988 Book-4
26/11/2019 [Written Answers] The policy of my Department is to offer the best quality connectivity to all schools in line with the technical solutions available in the market and financial constraints. Broadband capacity can vary due to geographical location and local infrastructure, and thus impact on the ser...Vol-990 Book-1
21/04/2016 [Written Answers]...if he is aware that there is no fibre broadband available to the Kilcannon Business Park, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, County Wexford where a number of local high tech companies are located and which is threatening the viability of these businesses; the provisions he is making t...Vol-9060 Book-6
07/11/2018 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the provision of rural broadband for County Kildare. [Q. No(s) 144 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-974 Book-5
21/04/2016 [Written Answers]...the provisions he is making to provide fibre broadband to the Ballymurn area of Enniscorthy, County Wexford, an area which is growing rapidly in population; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 146 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-9060 Book-6
07/11/2018 [Written Answers] In April 2017 my Department published an updated High Speed Broadband Map which is available at www.broadband.gov.ie. This map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas that will be included in the State Intervention Are...Vol-974 Book-5
21/04/2016 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 145 and 146 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to ensure that every citizen and business, regardless of location, has access to a high quality, high speed broadband service. This is being achieved through a combination...
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26/09/2019 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the roll out of broadband to a person (details supplied) in view of the substantial number of houses without a reliable service. [Q. No(s) 159 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-986 Book-6
26/09/2019 [Written Answers] Every home, farm, school and business in Ireland will have access to high speed broadband – no matter where they are located – following the Government’s decision to approve the appointment of a preferred bidder to the National Broadband Plan. Under this plan, Ireland will become o...Vol-986 Book-6
11/04/2019 [Written Answers]...when broadband will be brought to Kilcommon, Thurles, County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 159 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-981 Book-8
11/04/2019 [Written Answers] In April 2017 my Department published an updated version of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map. This is available at www.broadband.gov.ie. The map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas that wi...Vol-981 Book-8
11/04/2019 [Written Answers]...when persons (details supplied) will receive broadband; if they will be included in this phase of the roll out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 160 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-981 Book-8
10/04/2019 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the lack of broadband service in Castleblakeney and Kilkebrin, east County Galway; and his plans to remedy the situation. [Q. No(s) 154 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-981 Book-7
11/04/2019 [Written Answers]...if a business within 200 metres of the route scheduled for broadband can be considered to be included in this phase of the roll out for same (details supplied); the way in which the routes are decided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 161 to Minister for C...Vol-981 Book-8
10/04/2019 [Written Answers] In April 2017 my Department published an updated version of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map. This is available at www.broadband.gov.ie. The map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas that wi...Vol-981 Book-7
11/04/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 160 and 161 together.
The premises referenced by the Deputy are both in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie . The AMBER areas repre...
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04/07/2017 [Written Answers]...the number of primary and post primary schools that lack broadband services, by county. [Q. No(s) 187 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-9560 Book-3
04/07/2017 [Written Answers] Through the Schools Broadband Access Programme, the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary, post-primary and special schools. All post-primary schools are provided with 100Mbp/s connectivity.
At primary level, some 98% of schools ...
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10/04/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of the roll out of fibre broadband in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 156 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-981 Book-7
04/07/2017 [Written Answers]...the number of primary and post primary schools that have access to broadband service that is up to 30 Mbps, by county. [Q. No(s) 188 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-9560 Book-3
10/04/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referred to by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led Intervention under...Vol-981 Book-7
07/11/2018 [Written Answers]...if Emper, Ballynacargy, County Westmeath will avail of efibre broadband (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 150 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-974 Book-5
04/07/2017 [Written Answers]...the number of primary and post primary schools that have access to a broadband service that is between 30 Mbps and 70 Mbps, by county. [Q. No(s) 189 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-9560 Book-3
07/11/2018 [Written Answers] In April 2017 my Department published an updated High Speed Broadband Map which is available at www.broadband.gov.ie. This map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas that will be included in the State Intervention Are...Vol-974 Book-5
04/07/2017 [Written Answers]...the number of primary and post primary schools that have access to a broadband service that is between 70 Mbps and 150 Mbps, by county. [Q. No(s) 190 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-9560 Book-3
04/07/2017 [Written Answers]...the number of primary and post primary schools that have access to a broadband service that is between 150 Mbps and 360 Mbps, by county. [Q. No(s) 191 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-9560 Book-3
06/12/2016 [Written Answers]...if he will make funding available to allow for the installation of broadband, the provision of computers and the associated computer room set up costs for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 10; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 146 to Minister for Educat...Vol-931 Book-3
04/07/2017 [Written Answers]...the number of primary and post primary schools that have access to a broadband service that is in excess of 360 Mbps, by county. [Q. No(s) 192 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-9560 Book-3
06/12/2016 [Written Answers] The overall policy of my Department is to offer the best quality connectivity to all schools in line with technical solutions available in the market and financial constraints. All post primary schools receive at least 100mbts connectivity. The need to improve broadband connectiv...Vol-931 Book-3
04/07/2017 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 188 to 192, inclusive, together.
Through the Schools Broadband Access Programme, the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary, post-primary and special schools. The overall policy of my Department is...
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10/04/2019 [Written Answers]...when broadband will be available in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 158 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-981 Book-7
10/04/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referred to by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led Intervention under...Vol-981 Book-7
18/12/2018 [Written Answers]...the status of the submission by a primary school for an urgent upgrade to eFibre/FTTH (details supplied); the timeline for delivery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 203 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-977 Book-2
30/05/2018 [Written Answers]...the options available to a person (details supplied) who has been refused broadband access by Eir; the implications of this on his Department's broadband rollout plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 195 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and ...Vol-969 Book-8
25/01/2017 [Written Answers]...his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 262 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-936 Book-1
18/12/2018 [Written Answers] The delivery of high quality internet connectivity for all schools is a key objective of my Department. It is accepted that good connectivity is essential to ensure that schools are facilitated to progress the embedding of digital technologies in teaching and learning and for the i...Vol-977 Book-2
30/05/2018 [Written Answers] According to my Department’s National Broadband Plan High Speed Broadband Map, available at www.broadband.gov.ie, the premises detailed by the Deputy’s has been passed by eir as part of that company’s ongoing commercial deployment of high speed broadband to 300K rural premises. A...Vol-969 Book-8
25/01/2017 [Written Answers] 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 o...Vol-936 Book-1
13/11/2019 [Written Answers]...the reason a property at Hopestown, Ballinea, Mullingar, County Westmeath cannot connect to efibre broadband (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 195 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-989 Book-2
13/05/2015 [Written Answers]...the steps he will take to ensure that appropriate high speed broadband is available to the residents of Ballynacargy in County Westmeath, and the surrounding areas; when progress will be made in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 200 to Minister...Vol-878 Book-2 Page [622]
13/11/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referenced by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led Intervention under...Vol-989 Book-2
13/05/2015 [Written Answers] 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 commerci...Vol-878 Book-2 Page [622]
13/02/2019 [Written Answers]...if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding the provision of broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 163 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-979 Book-3
13/02/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referred to by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led Intervention under...Vol-979 Book-3
15/11/2018 [Written Answers]...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. [Q. No(s) 171 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-975 Book-1
15/11/2018 [Written Answers] The premises referred to by the Deputy is in the LIGHT BLUE area of the High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The LIGHT BLUE areas are where eir is in the process of deploying high speed broadband to 300,000 premises on a c...Vol-975 Book-1
21/02/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of high speed broadband in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 160 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-979 Book-7
21/02/2019 [Written Answers] Premises in the housing estate referenced by the Deputy fall into both the AMBER and LIGHT BLUE areas of my Department's High Speed Broadband Map, available at www.broadband.gov.ie.
- The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led Intervention under the NB...
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21/02/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of high speed broadband in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 161 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-979 Book-7
21/02/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of high speed broadband in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 162 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-979 Book-7
13/11/2019 [Written Answers]...when high speed broadband will be made available in an area in which a business (details supplied) is in operation and recently had to close for the day owing to lack of broadband service. [Q. No(s) 200 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-989 Book-2
21/02/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of high speed broadband for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 164 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-979 Book-7
13/11/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referenced by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led Intervention under ...Vol-989 Book-2
21/02/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 161, 162 and 164 together.
In April 2017 my Department published an updated version of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map. This is available at www.broadband.gov.ie. The map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators ...
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27/09/2018 [Written Answers]...the status of the supply of high speed broadband to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 172 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-972 Book-6
21/02/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of high speed broadband for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 163 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-979 Book-7
27/09/2018 [Written Answers] According to my Department's High Speed Broadband Map, available at www.broadband.gov.ie, the Minister’s constituent's premises is one which is indicated as having been passed by eir as part of its rural deployment of high speed broadband. According to roll-out information given by...Vol-972 Book-6
27/11/2019 [Written Answers]...the number and percentage of households and commercial premises that have access to fibreoptic broadband in areas (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 224 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-990 Book-2
21/02/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referred to by the Deputy is in the BLUE area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The BLUE areas are where commercial providers are either currently delivering or have pl...Vol-979 Book-7
27/11/2019 [Written Answers]...the proportion of the remaining household and commercial premises that have fibreoptic broadband to the premises itself excluding districts to be enabled by the National Broadband Plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 225 to Minister for Communications, C...Vol-990 Book-2
27/09/2018 [Written Answers]...his plans for fibre broadband at a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 173 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-972 Book-6
27/11/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 224 and 225 together.
Premises where commercial providers are not currently delivering or have indicated no plans to deliver high speed broadband services will be addressed through the National Broadband Plan (NBP) State led Intervention.
Ther...
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27/09/2018 [Written Answers] As the Deputy will be aware from my reply to his previous question, the two businesses in question are in the AMBER area according to my Department's High Speed Broadband Map, available at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led ...Vol-972 Book-6
13/02/2018 [Written Answers]...the number of primary schools that do not have broadband due to lack of such services in their area; the number of primary schools that have 5MB or less; the reason primary school principals are left with no internet or internet breaking down as a consequence; and if he will make...Vol-965 Book-4
13/02/2018 [Written Answers] Through the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary and post primary schools, and some 98% of schools are included in this scheme. All post-primary schools and some special schools are now includ...Vol-965 Book-4
13/02/2018 [Written Answers]...the number of primary schools in counties Roscommon and Galway that do not have broadband due to lack of such services in their areas; the primary schools in counties Roscommon and Galway that have 5MB or less; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 203 to Minis...Vol-965 Book-4
13/02/2018 [Written Answers] Through the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary and post primary schools, and some 98% of schools are included in this scheme. All post-primary schools and some special schools are now includ...Vol-965 Book-4
27/11/2019 [Written Answers]...his views on an issue (details supplied) which is affecting a rural part of County Waterford; the way in which this issue will be addressed in the near future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 227 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environm...Vol-990 Book-2
19/09/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to extend high-speed fibre broadband to a household (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 191 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-986 Book-3
13/02/2018 [Written Answers]...the reason his department refuses to fund the cost of alternative broadband suppliers to primary schools in areas in which the preferred supplier cannot provide proper broadband or the coverage is better from an alternative supplier; and if he will make a statement on the matter....Vol-965 Book-4
27/11/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is the Government’s plan to rollout high speed broadband to the 1.1 million people living and working in the nearly 540,000 premises including almost 100,000 businesses and farms, along with 695 schools where commercial operators will not commit to...Vol-990 Book-2
19/09/2019 [Written Answers]...if his Department received an email from a person (details supplied) in County Donegal outlining the need for high-speed fibre broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 192 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-986 Book-3
13/02/2018 [Written Answers] Under the current primary broadband programme, my Department continually reviews the availability of services and upgrades schools where the opportunity arises, in line with contractual and budgetary requirements. As the Deputy will be aware the schools broadband programme operate...Vol-965 Book-4
19/09/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 191 and 192 together.
Every home, farm, school and business in Ireland will have access to high speed broadband – no matter where they are located – following the Government’s decision to approve the appointment of a preferred bidder to the Nation...
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19/09/2019 [Written Answers]...when a property (details supplied) will be connected to efibre broadband. [Q. No(s) 195 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-986 Book-3
21/02/2019 [Written Answers]...his views on a matter (details supplied) in relation to broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 165 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-979 Book-7
19/09/2019 [Written Answers] Every home, farm, school and business in Ireland will have access to high speed broadband – no matter where they are located – following the Government’s decision to approve the appointment of a preferred bidder to the National Broadband Plan. Under this plan, Ireland will become o...Vol-986 Book-3
21/02/2019 [Written Answers] I understand that the cable in question was laid by the ESB for the purpose of transmitting data on wind farm electricity generation and not for the purpose of providing broadband services to members of the public. According to my Department’s High Speed Broadband Map, available a...Vol-979 Book-7
11/02/2015 [Written Answers]...when the tender for the contract to provide fibre broadband to 700,000 rural homes and businesses, with a minimum speed of 30 megabits per second, irrespective of the location of the premises will be awarded; the number of companies that have tendered for this contract, together ...Vol-867 Book-2 Page [629]
11/02/2015 [Written Answers] 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 commerci...Vol-867 Book-2 Page [630]
30/01/2019 [Written Answers]...if he will request a company (details supplied) to engage with homes and businesses in rural areas that are within metres of the infrastructure for high speed fibre broadband which has already been rolled out by the company to negotiate a price to extend the infrastructure a shor...Vol-978 Book-6
30/01/2019 [Written Answers] I note that the Deputy is making reference to the deployment of infrastructure by eir. This is part of that company’s ongoing rural fibre roll out to some 300,000 premises.
eir’s rural investment in high speed broadband is an entirely commercial undertaking, and not part of the p...
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16/05/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to extend high speed fibre broadband to a household (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 148 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-1 Book-182
16/05/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referred to by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie.
The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led intervention u...
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16/05/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of the roll out of broadband in an area (details supplied); and the steps being made to address gaps in coverage in the area. [Q. No(s) 149 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-1 Book-182
16/05/2019 [Written Answers] In April 2017, my Department published an updated version of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map. This is available at www.broadband.gov.ie.
The map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas th...
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16/05/2019 [Written Answers]...the number of houses and properties that do not have poles or infrastructure nearby to provide broadband connections to such properties from the roadway to the property without major investment. [Q. No(s) 150 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-1 Book-182
25/02/2015 [Written Answers]...the funding options that were explored during the 12 January 2015 roundtable meeting between members of his Department's team and the European Union Telecommunications Commissioner, Mr Gunther Oettinger, in relation to the rolling-out of the high-speed broadband network here; and...Vol-869 Book-2 Page [595]
16/05/2019 [Written Answers] The Department and National Broadband Ireland (NBI) have completed high level designs to determine the quantities of existing infrastructure that can be re-used and quantities of new infrastructure that will need to be deployed to deliver the NBP project.
In addition, NBI has c...
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25/02/2015 [Written Answers]...if a consistent and reliable access to high-speed broadband will be rolled out to remote premises and islands in the north west of the country; if a list of remote premises under consideration for the roll-out is available, which indicates the Government's intention to include re...Vol-869 Book-2 Page [595]
25/02/2015 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 183 and 184 together.
The National Broadband Plan (NBP) 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 i...
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16/05/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to take a company (details supplied) back into State control; if such an offer would be cost-effective in the long run in view of the fact that it would then be a State owned company with the task of broadband roll out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q....Vol-1 Book-182
24/10/2017 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the fact that broadband is being rolled out in an area and that a school (details supplied) is not benefitting from this rollout. [Q. No(s) 128 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-960 Book-7
16/05/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to use the ESB in relation to the roll out of broadband to properties that are waiting for connection under the State intervention scheme; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the ESB already has direct access to all properties and its infrastructure could b...Vol-1 Book-182
24/10/2017 [Written Answers] Under the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for recognised primary and post primary schools. All post-primary schools and some special schools are now included in the 100Mbps programme.
Under the current programme t...
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16/05/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 151 and 152 together.
The possibility of allocating the National Broadband State intervention to the ESB was considered as part of the alternative options analysis conducted by my Department. The Attorney General has advised that there are signifi...
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04/12/2019 [Written Answers]...when a centre (details supplied) will have access to high-speed fibre broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 188 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-990 Book-5
04/12/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is the Government’s plan to rollout high speed broadband to the 1.1 million people living and working in the nearly 540,000 premises including almost 100,000 businesses and farms, along with 695 schools where commercial operators will not commit to...Vol-990 Book-5
18/04/2018 [Written Answers]...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. [Q. No(s) 195 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-967 Book-5
18/04/2018 [Written Answers] 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...Vol-967 Book-5
30/11/2017 [Written Answers]...further to parliamentary question number 198 of 16 November 2017, the interim solutions he will put in place to ensure interim broadband for persons that are being forced to wait for an internet broadband solution (details supplied) [Q. No(s) 189 to Minister for Communications, C...Vol-962 Book-5
30/11/2017 [Written Answers] In response to Question 198 of 16 November 2017, I noted that an official from my Department had provided a detailed report outlining the status of High Speed Broadband availability in the area to the individual named in that question.  While the premises referenced in that questio...Vol-962 Book-5
26/09/2018 [Written Answers]...when a school (details supplied) will be able to access high speed broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 220 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-972 Book-5
27/02/2019 [Written Answers]...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. [Q. No(s) 182 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-980 Book-2
26/09/2018 [Written Answers] The premises of the school referred to by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the High Speed Broadband Map which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The school is therefore included in the State Intervention Area under the National Broadband Plan (NBP). ...Vol-972 Book-5
27/02/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referred to by the Deputy is in the BLUE area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The BLUE areas are where commercial providers are either currently delivering or have pla...Vol-980 Book-2
22/06/2017 [Written Answers]...his plans to avail of the European Commission’s programme under the WiFi4EU scheme, to promote free wi-fi connectivity for EU citizens and visitors in public spaces and in particular for County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 188 to Minister for ...Vol-955 Book-2
22/06/2017 [Written Answers] The Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) No 283/2014 as regards the promotion of Internet connectivity in local communities - COM(2016)589 was agreed at political level on 29 May 2017. Known as "WIFI...Vol-955 Book-2
22/06/2017 [Written Answers]...the timeframe for the rollout of at least 30mb broadband speeds to a location (details supplied) in County Donegal as part of the national broadband plan; if such areas with poor or no broadband coverage shall be prioritised during the rollout phase as part of the scheme; and if ...Vol-955 Book-2
22/06/2017 [Written Answers]...the date for the rollout of high speed broadband for Elm Grove, Sallybrook, Glanmire, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 192 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-955 Book-2
04/12/2019 [Written Answers]...if a property (details supplied) will be supplied with fibre broadband through the State supported roll-out by Eir. [Q. No(s) 194 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-990 Book-5
22/06/2017 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 189 and 192 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 p...
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04/12/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is the Government’s plan to rollout high speed broadband to the 1.1 million people living and working in the nearly 540,000 premises including almost 100,000 businesses and farms, along with 695 schools where commercial operators will not commit to...Vol-990 Book-5
15/11/2017 [Written Answers]...the reason a company (details supplied) withdrew from the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 202 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-961 Book-5
15/11/2017 [Written Answers] On the 26th of September this year my Department received "Detailed Solutions" from two bidders as part of the ongoing procurement process to select a bidder, or bidders, who will roll-out a new high speed broadband network for those areas that will not be served by commercial oper...Vol-961 Book-5
30/04/2015 [Written Answers]...his plans to provide efibre 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. [Q. No(s) 196 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-876 Book-3 Page [774]
17/10/2018 [Written Answers]...if a person (details supplied) will be included on the fibre broadband line being installed in an area; if not, the date for the roll out of high speed broadband for the person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 191 to Minister for Communications, Climate A...Vol-973 Book-6
31/05/2018 [Written Answers]...the extent to which progress continues in respect of the provision of high quality and high speed broadband in all areas; if action is progressing on the areas between the existing service area in which only a short distance separates consumers from areas receiving full service; ...Vol-969 Book-9
30/04/2015 [Written Answers] 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 commerc...Vol-876 Book-3 Page [774]
17/10/2018 [Written Answers]...the reason the new fibre cable stops approximately 500 metres at one side of a person's (details supplied) house and approximately 1 kilometre on the other; the date for the roll out of high speed broadband for the person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) ...Vol-973 Book-6
31/05/2018 [Written Answers] I refer the Deputy to my earlier response to his question on the same matter. The Government's National Broadband Plan aims to ensure high speed broadband access of a minimum of 30 megabits per second to all premises in Ireland, regardless of location through a State led intervent...Vol-969 Book-9
17/10/2018 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 191 and 194 together.
Both of the premises referred to by the Deputy are in the AMBER area on the High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie.
The AMBER areas represent the target areas for ...
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27/05/2015 [Written Answers]...if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 203 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-880 Book-1 Page [290]
27/05/2015 [Written Answers] 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 is being achieved through a partnership between Government and commercial telecommunications companies.
The commer...
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10/10/2018 [Written Answers]...when high speed broadband will be installed in the Corrigeenroe, Boyle, County Roscommon; the timeline for same; if the work will involve running broadband boxes on poles from the exchange in Boyle; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 188 to Minister for Comm...Vol-973 Book-3
10/10/2018 [Written Answers] In April 2017 I published an updated High Speed Broadband Map which is available at www.broadband.gov.ie. This map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas that will be included in the State Intervention Area under the ...Vol-973 Book-3
10/11/2016 [Written Answers]...if the maintenance of high quality broadband to schools was a part of the schools broadband contract of his department; if he has been informed of the reduction in service in the broadband provision to a school (details supplied); the steps taken to ensure the service is up to st...Vol-928 Book-2
10/11/2016 [Written Answers] The overall policy of my Department is to offer the best quality connectivity to all recognised primary and post-primary schools in line with technical solutions available in the market and within required financial parameters.
All post-primary schools receive at least 100mbts co...
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07/03/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to improve broadband telecommunications in an area (details supplied) in view of the concerns of householders and local business regarding the poor quality of broadband to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 195 to Minister for Communications,...Vol-980 Book-6
07/03/2019 [Written Answers] In April 2017 my Department published an updated version of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map. This is available at www.broadband.gov.ie. The map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas that wi...Vol-980 Book-6
29/01/2019 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the roll out of broadband to a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 210 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-978 Book-5
29/01/2019 [Written Answers] Through the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary and post primary schools, and some 98% of schools are included in this scheme. All post-primary schools and some special schools are now include...Vol-978 Book-5
18/05/2016 [Written Answers]...how he will prioritise the roll-out of broadband to rural areas and prevent further delays in the National Broadband Plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 212 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-909 Book-2
21/09/2017 [Written Answers]...the position regarding fibre broadband in an area (details supplied) in which a company has a unit installed in the area to facilitate the provision of broadband for 12 months; the reason the service remains unconnected; when the service will be connected; if his attention has be...Vol-959 Book-2
18/05/2016 [Written Answers] 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.
It is expected that 70% of all premises i...
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21/09/2017 [Written Answers] In April I published an updated High Speed Broadband Map which is available at www.broadband.gov.ie. This map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas that will be included in the State Intervention Area. The Map is se...Vol-959 Book-2
19/10/2017 [Written Answers]...when broadband will be available to residents and businesses in the Piercetown area of Fordstown, County Meath. [Q. No(s) 203 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-960 Book-6
19/10/2017 [Written Answers]...when broadband will be available to residents and businesses in the village of Fordstown, County Meath. [Q. No(s) 204 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-960 Book-6
18/05/2016 [Written Answers]...the proposals there are to improve broadband telecommunications service in an area (details supplied) in County Monaghan; if he is aware that households and many small enterprises have concerns regarding the totally inadequate service that exists at present; if the necessary inve...Vol-909 Book-2
19/10/2017 [Written Answers]...when broadband will be available to residents and businesses in the Pluxtown, Grennanstown and Causestown areas of Athboy, County Meath. [Q. No(s) 205 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-960 Book-6
18/05/2016 [Written Answers]...the proposals there are to improve broadband telecommunications service in an area (details supplied) in County Monaghan; if he is aware that households and many small enterprises have concerns regarding the totally inadequate service that exists at present; if the necessary inve...Vol-909 Book-2
27/11/2019 [Written Answers]...the operational details of broadband connection points that will be provided within the first 12 months of the National Broadband rollout ; the role of his Department in this task; the breakdown of points by county and location in tabular form; the allocated current and capital b...Vol-990 Book-2
19/10/2017 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 203 to 205, inclusive, together.
The Government's National Broadband Plan (NBP) will 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 encouragin...
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18/05/2016 [Written Answers]...the proposals there are to improve broadband telecommunications service in an area (details supplied) in County Monaghan; if he is aware that households and many small enterprises have concerns regarding the totally inadequate service that exists at present; if the necessary inve...Vol-909 Book-2
27/11/2019 [Written Answers] The Broadband Connection Point (BCP) initiative will see high-speed broadband services bought to approximately 300 sites in remote and rural areas across the country, ahead of the arrival of the National Broadband network.
BCPs are typically community centres, schools and sports...
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18/05/2016 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 214, 215 and 217 together.
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 m...
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22/05/2018 [Written Answers]...the status of the provision of broadband to a school (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 223 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-969 Book-4
22/05/2018 [Written Answers] Through the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary and post primary schools, and some 98% of schools are included in this scheme.  All post-primary schools and some special schools are now includ...Vol-969 Book-4
21/09/2017 [Written Answers]...his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding fibre broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 191 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-959 Book-2
21/09/2017 [Written Answers] The Government's National Broadband Plan (NBP) will 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 so that to date approximately 1....Vol-959 Book-2
06/11/2019 [Written Answers]...when high speed broadband will be rolled out at a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 172 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-988 Book-7
06/11/2019 [Written Answers]...when high speed broadband will be rolled out at a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 173 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-988 Book-7
06/11/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 172 and 173 together.
According to my Department’s high speed broadband map, available at www.broadband.gov.ie, the premises referred to by the Deputy are ones which are in the BLUE area.
BLUE areas are parts of the country where commercial oper...
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10/10/2018 [Written Answers]...if he remains satisfied in regard to the programme to deliver high quality high speed broadband on par with the best available internationally through all areas throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 202 to Minister for Communications, Cl...Vol-973 Book-3
10/10/2018 [Written Answers]...the number of households provided with adequate broadband facilities throughout the country; his plans to extend services to current or anticipated black spots; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 203 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environ...Vol-973 Book-3
10/10/2018 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 202 and 203 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 is being achieved through a combination o...
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16/11/2017 [Written Answers]...the reason a business (details supplied) in County Meath is not due to receive broadband in the foreseeable future which will impact upon the business in view of the fact that it is unable to increase its number of guests due to a lack of broadband; and when this situation will b...Vol-961 Book-6
16/11/2017 [Written Answers] The Government's National Broadband Plan (NBP) will 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 so that to date approximately 1....Vol-961 Book-6
05/12/2018 [Written Answers]...when high speed broadband will be available at a location (details supplied); the reason the latest installation did not go as far as this location; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 267 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-976 Book-2
05/12/2018 [Written Answers] As outlined in my response to Parliamentary Question Nos. 2074 and 2082 of 24 July 2018, this premises is in an AMBER area according to the High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. High speed broadband will therefore be delive...Vol-976 Book-2
19/06/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of the provision of high speed broadband at a location (details supplied) in County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 230 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-983 Book-8
19/06/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referenced by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led Intervention under ...Vol-983 Book-8
05/12/2018 [Written Answers]...when broadband will be available in an area (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 270 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-976 Book-2
05/12/2018 [Written Answers] In April 2017 my Department published an updated High Speed Broadband Map which is available at www.broadband.gov.ie. This map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas that will be included in the State Intervention Are...Vol-976 Book-2
21/06/2018 [Written Answers]...if the fibre optic broadband system at a location (details supplied) can be extended due to poor broadband connectivity in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 213 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-970 Book-6
21/06/2018 [Written Answers] 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, 7 out of 10 of the 2....Vol-970 Book-6
06/12/2017 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the lack of fibre broadband connection for a school (details supplied); when he expects the school to be connected to the fibre broadband system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 209 to Minister for Communications, Climat...Vol-962 Book-7
06/12/2017 [Written Answers]...timeframe for connection to a new fibre line for broadband for a school (details supplied); the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 214 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-962 Book-7
06/12/2017 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 209 and 214 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 inve...
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07/02/2018 [Written Answers]...when broadband will be rolled out to an area in County Kildare (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 244 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-965 Book-2
07/02/2018 [Written Answers]...when the ESB lines at a location (details supplied) in County Kildare will be upgraded to allow broadband service to the area. [Q. No(s) 245 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-965 Book-2
07/02/2018 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 244 and 245 together.
The premises referred to by the Deputy is in an AMBER area on my Department’s High Speed Broadband Map, which is available at www.broadband.gov.ie.  It is therefore be included in the State Intervention Area under the Natio...
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17/10/2019 [Written Answers]...his views on a recent claim by a wireless broadband operator that almost half of the premises included in the National Broadband Plan can now be serviced by microwave or wireless broadband. [Q. No(s) 256 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-988 Book-2
06/12/2017 [Written Answers]...if he will consider the issues raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 217 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-962 Book-7
17/10/2019 [Written Answers] The Government appointed National Broadband Ireland as the Preferred Bidder for the National Broadband Plan in May. This followed a tender process designed to ensure that every home and business throughout the country will have access to future proofed high speed broadband and will...Vol-988 Book-2
06/12/2017 [Written Answers] 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 so that today over 65% of the...Vol-962 Book-7
28/09/2017 [Written Answers]...when a school (details supplied) can expect to be connected to broadband that will meet the school community's needs. [Q. No(s) 237 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-959 Book-5
28/09/2017 [Written Answers] In April I published an updated High Speed Broadband Map which is available at www.broadband.gov.ie.  This map shows the areas targeted by commercial operators to provide high speed broadband services and the areas that will be included in the State Intervention Area. The Map is se...Vol-959 Book-5
08/02/2018 [Written Answers]...the details of the subsea AEC2 fibre optic cable system that is intended to be laid off the west coast, coming ashore in Clew Bay, County Mayo; his plans to extend secondary cables and or connections off the main cable to service Clare Island or Inishturk and other communities on...Vol-965 Book-3
08/02/2018 [Written Answers] I welcome news of Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”) recently announced commercial plans to lay and operate a new subsea cable system connecting New Jersey, U.S.A., to Ireland, and Denmark.
My understanding is that the HAVFRUE subsea cable is the first new undersea cable traversing th...
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08/02/2018 [Written Answers]...when high speed broadband will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 253 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-965 Book-3
08/02/2018 [Written Answers] Delivering high speed broadband to citizens across Ireland remains a firm commitment of mine and of this Government.
The premises referred to by the Deputy is in an AMBER area on my Department’s High Speed Broadband Map, which is available at www.broadband.gov.ie. It will therefo...
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29/06/2017 [Written Answers]...the status of the broadband signal for persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 241 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-9560 Book-2
29/06/2017 [Written Answers]...when high speed broadband will be installed at the home of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 244 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-9560 Book-2
29/06/2017 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 241 and 244 together.
The Government's National Broadband Plan will provide 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 ...
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01/04/2014 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the availability of broadband connectivity in County Clare in relation to the national broadband scheme and the rural broadband scheme and improvement in connection speeds and overall availability in the County resultant from the implementation of these pro...Vol-836 Book-3 Page [402]
01/04/2014 [Written Answers]...the areas of County Clare that are as of yet unable to access broadband internet connectivity; if a timeframe exists in which these communities will have access to broadband internet; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 326 to Minister for Communications, Ene...Vol-836 Book-3 Page [402]
01/04/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 325 and 326 together.
Since market liberalisation in 1999, broadband services are delivered in the first instance by private sector operators who operate in a fully liberalised market, regulated by the Commission for Communications Regulation (Co...
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27/03/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to prioritise primary and secondary schools for connection to the fibre optic network as soon as the procurement process for the NBP is finalised; when the bidder for the State Intervention Network will be appointed; when work will commence; the way in which he plans to...Vol-981 Book-1
27/03/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to prioritise primary and secondary schools for connection to the fibre optic network as soon as the procurement process for the NBP is finalised in particular for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 233 to Minister for ...Vol-981 Book-1
27/03/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 228 and 233 together.
The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to ensure high speed broadband access to all premises in Ireland, regardless of location. This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment and a State led interventi...
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25/05/2017 [Written Answers]...the requirements in order to obtain high speed broadband in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 247 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-952 Book-2
25/05/2017 [Written Answers] 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...Vol-952 Book-2
27/03/2019 [Written Answers]...if a person (details supplied) will receive a broadband connection; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 230 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-981 Book-1
10/05/2018 [Written Answers]...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. [Q. No(s) 262 to Minister for Communi...Vol-968 Book-8
27/03/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referred to by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led Intervention under...Vol-981 Book-1
10/05/2018 [Written Answers] 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...Vol-968 Book-8
01/04/2014 [Written Answers]...the position regarding broadband coverage in an area (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 331 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-836 Book-3 Page [405]
01/04/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will immediately investigate and examine the exceptionally poor level of broadband and land line service at Coolroe Upper, Glenbeigh, County Kerry; his views that this is an appalling level of service in 2014 and that the poor quality of service is causing a huge inconvenie...Vol-836 Book-3 Page [405]
01/04/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 331 and 332 together.
Since market liberalisation in 1999, the provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators who operate in a fully liberalised market, r...
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14/02/2019 [Written Answers]...when a location (details supplied) will have access to broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 214 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-979 Book-4
14/02/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referred to by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led Intervention under...Vol-979 Book-4
27/03/2019 [Written Answers]...the extent to which progress continues in respect of the provision of high quality and high speed broadband nationally; if action is progressing on the areas between the existing service area in which only a short distance separates consumers from areas receiving full service; an...Vol-981 Book-1
27/03/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to ensure high speed broadband access to all premises in Ireland, regardless of location. This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment and a State led intervention.
The NBP has been a catalyst in encouraging investme...
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20/11/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to extend high-speed fibre broadband to a household (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 258 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-989 Book-5
20/11/2019 [Written Answers]...if his Department has received an email from a person (details supplied) in County Donegal outlining the need for high-speed fibre broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 259 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-989 Book-5
20/11/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 258 and 259 together.
The National Broadband Plan is the government’s plan to rollout high speed broadband to the 1.1 million people living and working in the nearly 540,000 premises including 100,000 businesses and farms, and over 600 schools, w...
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29/01/2014 [Written Answers]...as the new ESB Electronic Communications Bill might accelerate the roll out of high speed broadband, when it is expected that rural areas of Kilkenny such as Moneenroe, County Kilkenny should expect to receive a broadband upgrade as part of the national broadband plan; if this up...Vol-828 Book-2 Page [665]
29/01/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses, including those in County Kilkenny. This will be achieved by pr...Vol-828 Book-2 Page [665]
29/01/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will investigate the poor quality of service and inadequate signal by National Broadband Service Providers 3 Company, in Barleymount, West Killarney, County Kerry, as there are several businesses in this area and the poor quality of service is causing loss of income for the...Vol-828 Book-2 Page [666]
29/01/2014 [Written Answers] The broadband service under National Broadband Scheme (NBS) is a basic, affordable, scalable product in keeping with EU State Aid clearance for the Scheme in September 2007. Under the terms of the contract with Hutchison 3G Ireland Ltd (trading as “3”), which is overseen by my Depa...Vol-828 Book-2 Page [666]
27/06/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of e-fibre broadband roll out to a location (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 221 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-984 Book-4
27/06/2019 [Written Answers] The premises referenced by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) High Speed Broadband Map, which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led Intervention under ...Vol-984 Book-4
27/03/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to improve broadband penetration and speeds across the State; if he will provide an update on the rollout of the national broadband scheme; if he will provide in tabular form the number of residences/persons who do not have broadband connections available should they wi...Vol-836 Book-1 Page [86]
24/11/2016 [Written Answers]...if he will request the Communications Regulator to contact a company (details supplied) in relation to a broadband connection that has been down for the past month and to deal with the matter as soon as possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 242 to Min...Vol-930 Book-2
27/03/2014 [Written Answers] Since market liberalisation in 1999, broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators. The provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services, is primarily a matter for the service providers concerned who operate in a full...Vol-836 Book-1 Page [86]
24/11/2016 [Written Answers] The provision of electronic telecommunications services, including broadband services occurs within a fully liberalised market, offered by competing services providers.  The regulation of services providers to the extent permitted by law regarding the provision and quality of such ...Vol-930 Book-2
12/12/2019 [Written Answers]...the number of individual homes in each of the four Dublin local authority areas which do not have access to fibre broadband. [Q. No(s) 302 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-991 Book-3
12/12/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to ensure high speed broadband access (minimum 30 megabits per second) to all premises in Ireland, regardless of location. This is being achieved via a combination of commercial investment and a State led intervention.
The NBP State Interv...
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11/04/2017 [Written Answers]...if his department will provide 4G broadband, via the NCTE, to schools that are not on the fibre wire network (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 280 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-946 Book-2
11/04/2017 [Written Answers] The Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020 Enhancing Teaching Learning and Assessment, sets out the Department's vision for embedding ICT in teaching learning and assessment in primary and post-primary schools. A key priority of the Strategy will be to address the broadband connec...Vol-946 Book-2
26/11/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to extend high-speed fibre broadband to a household (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 379 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-990 Book-1
26/11/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to extend high-speed fibre broadband to a household (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 380 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-990 Book-1
26/11/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 379 and 380 together.
The National Broadband Plan is the Government’s plan to rollout high speed broadband to the 1.1 million people living and working in the nearly 540,000 premises including almost 100,000 businesses and farms, and over 695 sch...
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17/07/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide an update on the mapping process being undertaken as part of the National Broadband Plan; the timeline for completion in view of the huge concerns about lack of suitable broadband in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 446 to M...Vol-849 Book-1 Page [336]
17/07/2014 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the roll out of broadband in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 453 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-849 Book-1 Page [337]
17/07/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 446 and 453 together.
The Government's Statement of Priorities for the period 2014 to 2016 reaffirms our commitment to delivering a State-led broadband intervention. The National Broadband Plan aims to radically change the broadband landscape in I...
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26/11/2019 [Written Answers]...if a solution will be provided for a school (details supplied) that is experiencing significant connectivity issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 385 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-990 Book-1
26/11/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is the government’s plan to rollout high speed broadband to the 1.1 million people living and working in the nearly 540,000 premises including almost 100,000 businesses and farms and 695 schools, where commercial operators will not commit to delive...Vol-990 Book-1
02/03/2017 [Written Answers]...the details of plans to upgrade the broadband telecommunications infrastructure in an area (details supplied); if the requests of local residents and local business to have an adequate and modern broadband service provided in that area without further delay will be given urgent a...Vol-941 Book-2
02/03/2017 [Written Answers] 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 o...Vol-941 Book-2
17/06/2014 [Written Answers]...the extent to which improvements in quality and speed of broadband is envisaged over the next two years with particular reference to the need to meet the requirements of customers as matter of urgency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 414 to Minister for C...Vol-844 Book-1 Page [286]
17/06/2014 [Written Answers]...when broadband will be available throughout the Ashmount Estates at Silversprings, Tivoli, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 419 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-844 Book-1 Page [286]
17/06/2014 [Written Answers]...the assistance that can be given in the case of a company (details supplied) in County Kildare which is experiencing serious issues with the quality of broadband in the area which is having a negative effect on its business and which may result in potential job losses; and if he ...Vol-844 Book-1 Page [286]
17/06/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 414, 419 and 424 together.
Since market liberalisation in 1999, the provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators who operate in a fully liberalised mark...
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07/12/2017 [Written Answers]...when the planned rollout of fibre optic broadband will commence in areas (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 186 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-962 Book-8
07/12/2017 [Written Answers] 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 so that today over 67% of the...Vol-962 Book-8
07/12/2017 [Written Answers]...if a company (details supplied) has met its commitments at the end of quarter 3 2017 in relation to the rollout of high speed broadband in rural areas; the number of premises served to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 187 to Minister for Communicatio...Vol-962 Book-8
07/12/2017 [Written Answers]...the number of premises served under a contract with a company (details supplied) in which the service is provided by fibre to the premises, exchange of cabinet launched VDSL and other technologies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 188 to Minister for Commu...Vol-962 Book-8
07/12/2017 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 187 and 188 together.
The Government's National Broadband Plan (NBP) will ensure high speed broadband access (minimum 30 megabits per second) to all premises in Ireland via a combination of commercial investment and State Intervention.  The NBP ...
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08/07/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will he ensure that the area of Courtbrack/Foxes Bridge, County Cork will be included in the recently announced outline broadband roll-out scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 466 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-847 Book-1 Page [334]
08/07/2014 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing:
- a policy and regulatory framework that...
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18/04/2019 [Written Answers]...if a broadband service will be provided to a public library (details supplied); the reason for the delay in establishing the service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 233 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Book-177
18/04/2019 [Written Answers] According to my Department’s high speed broadband map, available at www.broadband.gov.ie the premises is in a BLUE area. The BLUE area represents those areas where commercial providers are either currently providing, or have plans to deliver high speed broadband services. Where a p...Book-177
16/01/2018 [Written Answers]...further to parliamentary question number 184 of 28 November 2017, the date for the provision of the service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 367 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-963 Book-5
16/01/2018 [Written Answers] The need to improve broadband connectivity to primary schools is recognised in the Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020, and as noted access to high speed broadband is one of the indicators identified in the Digital Strategy Action Plan. An interdepartmental working group has bee...Vol-963 Book-5
23/02/2017 [Written Answers]...if he will provide the most up to date information on the level of fixed broadband connections and subscriptions per 100 persons here; the position of Ireland in this regard among the OECD and EU countries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 401 to Minister ...Vol-940 Book-2
23/02/2017 [Written Answers] According to the latest ComReg Quarterly report Q3 2016 published in December 2016 there were over 1.7m broadband subscriptions in Ireland of which 1.3m were fixed broadband subscriptions and over 365,000 mobile subscriptions.
The OECD ranks Ireland 25th of 34 countries for fixed...
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02/04/2014 [Written Answers]...the actions he is taking to provide and improve the roll out of broadband services in rural areas of Longford/Westmeath where it is non-existent at present; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 159 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-836 Book-4 Page [752]
02/04/2014 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the provision of broadband in rural areas with specific reference to an area (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 162 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-836 Book-4 Page [752]
02/04/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 159 and 162 together.
Since market liberalisation in 1999, broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators. The provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services, is primarily a matter f...
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02/04/2014 [Written Answers]...the position regarding broadband in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 160 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-836 Book-4 Page [753]
02/04/2014 [Written Answers] The broadband service contracted under National Broadband Scheme (NBS) is a basic, affordable product in keeping with EU State Aid clearance for the Scheme. Under the terms of the contract which my Department has in place with “3”, the NBS service provider, the NBS mobile wireless...Vol-836 Book-4 Page [753]
29/03/2018 [Written Answers]...when high speed broadband will be rolled out in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 342 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-967 Book-3
29/03/2018 [Written Answers]...when high speed broadband will be rolled out in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 343 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-967 Book-3
29/03/2018 [Written Answers]...when high speed broadband will be rolled out in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 344 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-967 Book-3
29/03/2018 [Written Answers] 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 i...
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29/03/2018 [Written Answers]...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. [Q. No(s) 346 to Minister for Communications...Vol-967 Book-3
29/03/2018 [Written Answers] 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...Vol-967 Book-3
18/12/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of broadband availability for a property (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 367 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-991 Book-5
18/12/2019 [Written Answers]...if a fibre broadband service will be provided to an area (details supplied) as part of the current Eir roll out. [Q. No(s) 368 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-991 Book-5
18/12/2019 [Written Answers]...if fibre broadband will be supplied to a property (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 370 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-991 Book-5
18/12/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 367, 368 and 370 together.
The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is the Government’s plan to rollout high speed broadband to the 1.1 million people living and working in the nearly 540,000 premises including almost 100,000 businesses and farms, along ...
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02/11/2016 [Written Answers]...the progress made to date within County Donegal in the provision of rural broadband services; the projected timeframe for delivery of rural broadband services to all areas and parts of the county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 416 to Minister for Commun...Vol-927 Book-1
02/11/2016 [Written Answers]...the measures being taken to improve the quality of mobile phone coverage within the state; his department’s strategy for providing mobile coverage to areas which never had mobile phone coverage, such as areas in rural Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No...Vol-927 Book-1
02/11/2016 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 416 and 417 together.
The National Broadband Plan aims to deliver high speed 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 ...
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18/12/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of the availability of fibre broadband to a property (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 369 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-991 Book-5
18/12/2019 [Written Answers] According to my Department’s high speed broadband map, available at www.broadband.gov.ie , the premises referred to by the Deputy is one which is indicated as having been passed by eir as part of their rural deployment of high speed broadband. Therefore, that premises should be in ...Vol-991 Book-5
18/12/2019 [Written Answers]...if fibre broadband will be supplied to a housing estate (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 371 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-991 Book-5
18/12/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is the Government’s plan to rollout high speed broadband to the 1.1 million people living and working in the nearly 540,000 premises including almost 100,000 businesses and farms, along with 695 schools where commercial operators will not commit to...Vol-991 Book-5
18/12/2019 [Written Answers]...when broadband will be available in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 372 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-991 Book-5
18/12/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is the Government’s plan to rollout high speed broadband to the 1.1 million people living and working in the nearly 540,000 premises including almost 100,000 businesses and farms, along with 695 schools where commercial operators will not commit to...Vol-991 Book-5
26/03/2019 [Written Answers]...the name of the company and type of technology being used to deliver broadband in each primary school by county; the expected bandwith down and up; the installation status of same (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 405 to Minister for Edu...Vol-980 Book-9
15/01/2019 [Written Answers]...the number of secondary schools that do not have access to high speed broadband. [Q. No(s) 374 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-977 Book-4
26/03/2019 [Written Answers] The information is currently being collated and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as it is available, subject to the commercial sensitivities in relation to the management and operation of the Schools Broadband Access Programme.
Through the Schools Broadband Access Programm...
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15/01/2019 [Written Answers] The delivery of high quality internet connectivity for all schools is a key objective of my Department. It is accepted that good connectivity is essential to ensure that schools are facilitated to progress the embedding of digital technologies in teaching and learning and for the i...Vol-977 Book-4
02/02/2017 [Written Answers]...the action he is taking to speed up the rolling out of high speed broadband into communities in which there is currently little or no service; if there is a timeframe on the urgent points identified in the Implementation Programme on Mobile Phone and Broadband Access document; if...Vol-937 Book-2
02/02/2017 [Written Answers]...the action he is taking to speed up the roll out of high speed broadband into communities in which there is currently little or no service; if there is a timeframe on the urgent points identified in the Implementation Programme on Mobile Phone and Broadband Access document; if he...Vol-937 Book-2
02/02/2017 [Written Answers]...the action he will take to speed up the rollout of high speed broadband into communities in which there is currently little or no service; the timeframe on the urgent points identified in the Implementation Programme on Mobile Phone and Broadband Access document; if he will direc...Vol-937 Book-2
02/02/2017 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 316 to 318, inclusive, 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...
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12/12/2017 [Written Answers]...when Carbury, County Kildare will have access to fibre broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 407 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-963 Book-1
12/12/2017 [Written Answers] 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 so that today over 67% of the...Vol-963 Book-1
12/12/2017 [Written Answers]...when a location (details supplied) will be supplied with fibre broadband. [Q. No(s) 411 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-963 Book-1
20/10/2016 [Written Answers]...the extent to which it is expected that the latest broadband development programme can deliver the much required service in all areas throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 260 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environmen...Vol-925 Book-3
12/12/2017 [Written Answers] 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 so that today over 67% of the...Vol-963 Book-1
20/10/2016 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to deliver high speed 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 private investment by com...Vol-925 Book-3
14/05/2015 [Written Answers]...his views on the designation of e-towns, for persons who work from home to come and live in, because of the availability of super-fast broadband; if he sees potential to attract high spending residents to towns, particularly depressed rural towns; and if he will make a statement ...Vol-878 Book-3 Page [846]
07/05/2015 [Written Answers]...the status of the broadband coverage in Ballymore, County Westmeath; the percentage of residents who have full coverage; and the number who have access to broadband and high speed broadband. [Q. No(s) 213 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-877 Book-2 Page [604]
18/01/2018 [Written Answers]...when fibre broadband will be installed in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 261 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-963 Book-7
14/05/2015 [Written Answers] The Government strongly supports the importance of high quality Broadband connectivity for long term economic and social sustainability.
The National Broadband Plan is delivering high speed broadband to every home and business in Ireland regardless of its location. This is being ...
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07/05/2015 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan is delivering high speed broadband to every home and business in Ireland regardless of its location. This is being achieved through a partnership between Government and commercial telecommunications companies.
The commercial telecommunications sector i...
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18/01/2018 [Written Answers] 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 so that today over 67% of the...Vol-963 Book-7
14/05/2015 [Written Answers]...the reason residents in the village of Killydoon in County Cavan do not have broadband facilities; when they can expect to be provided with broadband services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 217 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resource...Vol-878 Book-3 Page [846]
14/05/2015 [Written Answers]...the reason areas in rural County Cavan on the main N55 national routeway have not been provided with broadband facilities; when such facilities will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 218 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resour...Vol-878 Book-3 Page [847]
12/12/2017 [Written Answers]...when fibre optic high speed broadband will be provided to a person (details supplied) who is one hundred metres from connection to the services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 413 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-963 Book-1
23/06/2016 [Written Answers]...his plans to ensure the provision of broadband for the Kinnitty, Cadamstown and Ballyboy areas of County Offaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 286 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-914 Book-3
14/05/2015 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 217 and 218 together.
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 inves...
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12/12/2017 [Written Answers] 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 so that today over 67% of the...Vol-963 Book-1
23/06/2016 [Written Answers] 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 inv...Vol-914 Book-3
02/07/2015 [Written Answers]...the position in relation to the current levels of broadband in Baltinglass, Blessington and Dunlavin in County Wicklow, and in Naas and Athy in County Kildare; the proposed upgrades for these areas; the proposed time frame for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. ...Vol-885 Book-3 Page [1033]
08/03/2018 [Written Answers]...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. [Q. No(s) 452 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-966 Book-5
23/06/2016 [Written Answers]...the status of the provision of efibre broadband to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 289 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-914 Book-3
02/07/2015 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan is delivering high speed broadband to every home and business in Ireland regardless of its location. This is being achieved through a partnership between Government and commercial telecommunications companies.
The commercial telecommunications sector i...
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08/03/2018 [Written Answers] 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...Vol-966 Book-5
23/06/2016 [Written Answers] 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 inv...Vol-914 Book-3
12/12/2017 [Written Answers]...his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the provision of fibre broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 418 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-963 Book-1
12/12/2017 [Written Answers] 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 so that today over 67% of the...Vol-963 Book-1
25/10/2018 [Written Answers]...the timeframe for the roll out of at least 30mb broadband speeds to a location (details supplied) in County Donegal as part of the National Broadband Plan; if such areas with poor or no broadband coverage will be prioritised during the roll out phase of the scheme; and if he will...Vol-974 Book-3
26/07/2017 [Written Answers]...the number of primary schools that have upgraded to high speed broadband connections over the past two years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 359 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-958 Book-4
05/03/2019 [Written Answers]...his views on whether rural areas continue to be sidelined in view of the fact that only 58% of households in County Leitrim have broadband access compared to 86% in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 420 to Minister for Communications...Vol-980 Book-4
25/10/2018 [Written Answers] The premises referred to by the Deputy is in the AMBER area on the High Speed Broadband Map which is available on my Department's website at www.broadband.gov.ie. The AMBER areas represent the target areas for the proposed State led Intervention under the NBP and are the subject o...Vol-974 Book-3
26/07/2017 [Written Answers] Under the Schools Broadband Access Programme my Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for recognised primary and post primary schools.
A Framework involving 14 providers was put in place in 2012 which has ensured improved solutions are available to schools...
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05/03/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to ensure high speed broadband access to all premises in Ireland, including those in rural Ireland. This is being achieved through a combination of commercial investment and a State led intervention. The NBP has been a catalyst in encouraging...Vol-980 Book-4
02/06/2016 [Written Answers]...his views on the provision of broadband in County Donegal, given correspondence from a person (details supplied), and the announcement of a former Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, in April 2014, in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matt...Vol-911 Book-3
02/06/2016 [Written Answers] 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 inv...Vol-911 Book-3
28/05/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of the efibre broadband roll out with specific reference to a location (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 345 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-983 Book-1
28/05/2019 [Written Answers]...the status of the efibre broadband roll out to a location (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 347 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-983 Book-1
04/07/2019 [Written Answers]...the extent to which the provision of broadband in all areas with particular reference to County Kildare is progressing in line with expectations; if he anticipates the provision of services to the blank spaces between services within a reasonable time; and if he will make a state...Vol-985 Book-1
28/05/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to ensure fibre broadband is rolled out to a property (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 357 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-983 Book-1
04/07/2019 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan aims to ensure that every home, school and business in Ireland has access to high speed broadband.
Since December 2015, the number of premises with access to high-speed broadband in Co. Kildare has increased by 10,409. In total, the number of premises ...
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28/05/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to ensure fibre broadband is rolled out to a property (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 358 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-983 Book-1
28/05/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to ensure fibre broadband is rolled out to a property (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 359 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-983 Book-1
28/05/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to ensure fibre broadband is rolled out to a property (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 360 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-983 Book-1
28/05/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to ensure fibre broadband is rolled out to a property (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 361 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-983 Book-1
28/05/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to ensure fibre broadband is rolled out to a property (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 362 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-983 Book-1
28/05/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 345, 347 and 357 to 362, inclusive, together.
The purpose of the National Broadband Plan is to ensure that over 1.1 million of our citizens in rural Ireland have the same opportunity to participate in the digital society as citizens living in urb...
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09/07/2019 [Written Answers]...his plans to extend high speed fibre broadband to a household (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 569 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-985 Book-2
09/07/2019 [Written Answers]...the parameters for deciding to exclude properties (details supplied) in County Donegal in high speed fibre broadband installations in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 570 to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment ]Vol-985 Book-2
09/07/2019 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 569 and 570 together.
Every home, farm, school and business in Ireland will have access to high speed broadband – no matter where they are located – following the Government’s decision to approve the appointment of a preferred bidder to the Natio...
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19/11/2015 [Written Answers]...when residents of rural County Tipperary will see an improvement in the delivery of broadband services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 251 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-897 Book-2 Page [493]
19/11/2015 [Written Answers] 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