The contract for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) will see the roll out of high-speed broadband to over 20,000 premises in County Meath.
Residents and businesses in the ‘Royal’ county will be able to enjoy the same access to broadband as available in Dublin and in other cities around the country.
East Meath TD and Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty said:
“I welcome the news that Meath will receive an investment of €80 million to provide fibre broadband to 20,256 homes in the Intervention Area where high-speed broadband is currently not commercially available. In total, 24% of all premises in Meath will be eligible for connection to high-speed broadband which will revolutionise working and home life for many who have had limited or congested connectivity up until now.”
The high-speed broadband roll-out will cover the remaining 24% of premises in the county delivering access to e-learning, remote monitoring of livestock or equipment, e-health initiatives, better energy efficiency in the home, more remote working and the availability of value bundle phone, TV and internet packages.