Bringing broadband to rural communities

Broadband connection points (BCPs) have been set up in sites such as community centres, libraries, tourist attractions and other public spaces to give access to locals who do not yet have broadband services in their homes

9th October, 2021
Bringing broadband to rural communities
Bernie O’Brien, Chairwoman of Rathanna Community Group; Martina Loughnan, IS Project Leader, Carlow County Council and Eoin Lyng, Head of Information Systems & Broadband Office

BCPs (broadband connection points) are an interim measure to get broadband to rural communities in advance of high-speed broadband in people’s homes, under the National Broadband Plan, Eoin Lyng, Carlow’s broadband officer, said.

BCPs are located in publicly accessible sites such as community centres, libraries, tourist attractions and other public spaces. Each BCP was identified by the local authority and the main criteria for selection of BCP locations was that the...

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