The Department published the National Broadband Plan (NBP) in August 2012. This is a Government wide initiative to deliver high speed broadband services to all businesses and households in Ireland. The NBP defines high speed broadband as a minimum speed of 30Mbps download and 6Mbps upload.
This is being achieved through a combination of:
- Commercial investment by the telecommunications sector and
- A State Intervention in those areas where commercial providers acting alone will not provide this essential service