Saturday December 7, 2019

Rural wireless internet hubs to be replaced within years

More than 300 connection points to be installed next year will be replaced with full-fibre broadband

2nd December, 2019
Peter McCarthy, the chief executive at Enet: “[It] is kind of funny to be starting the NBP by rolling out wireless points, but it’s bringing broadband connectivity to parts of the country that haven’t had it.” Picture: Conor McCabe Photography

Hundreds of wireless internet hubs due to be delivered across rural Ireland by the end of 2020 will be replaced by fibre connection in subsequent years as the National Broadband Plan is rolled out.

The government last month awarded the multibillion-euro National Broadband Plan (NBP) contract to David McCourt’s National Broadband Ireland (NBI) company. The scheme aims to bring high-speed fibre broadband to 537,600...

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