According to Broadband Officer Jack Doyle, it could be 2023 or 2024 before the entirety of West Waterford is connected by NBI under the National Broadband Plan.

At this week’s meeting of the Dungarvan Lismore District Council, a presentation on the National Broadband Plan was given, which noted that 15,000 premises in Waterford are within the intervention area, accounting for a quarter of all premises in the county.

Mr Doyle told the councillors that the extension of broadband is based on ‘deployment areas’ which are Clonmel, Waterford City and Youghal, from which broadband will build out and towards the middle.

“The surveying hasn’t been identified yet for the Dungarvan Lismore area, but when that kicks off, it will probably take about three or four months.” Mr Doyle said.

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