Region: Ireland

Delay in National Broadband Fibre rollout for Tracton residents.

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Delays for promised fibre rollout for Tracton under the National Broadband Ireland plan.

Yesterday, for the third time, the NBI website delayed the dates when broadband might finally become available in the rural intervention areas around Carrigaline, Co. Cork, promoted as the first area that will receive faster connections.

Reason

First it was Dec 20-Feb 21. Then Mar-Jun 21. Now it's Jul-Aug 21. We all know from the lockdown school and work changes, how vital it is to finally have working broadband in our area. And the engineers have been at work - they were deemed essential workers, so not delayed by COVID-19 restrictions.

We have seen plenty of marketing opportunities for the Minister for Communications Eamonn Ryan, and David McCourt of National Broadband Ireland, such as the "first connection" to the O'Connor family in Upper Fountainstown made in January 2021 (see https://nbi.ie/news/latest/2021/01/22/cork-home-is-the-first-connected-under-e3bn-rural-national-broadband-plan/ ).

Unfortunately the reality on the ground is of disagreement between the surveying company 4-Site, the contractors KCNet, and the supervisors from NBI, with constant unspecified delays to the rollout, which are then poorly communicated to the companies that will eventually supply the broadband to residents. 

As local residents we are now petitioning our representatives to use the email advertised by Minister for Communications, reps@nbi.ie and get us some answers about when, if ever, we are going to get these broadband connections. All we have is overloaded, slow and poor mobile broadband at present and no sign of any improvement.

Thank you for your support, Aisling Goulding from P17XE04
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Why people sign

  • 4 days ago

    I have occasion to visit the Traction/Rocky Bay area frequently. A decent broadband service is vital to the growth of the community

  • 7 days ago

    Good rural broadband is essential.

  • Brian Aherne Minane Bridge

    7 days ago

    Basic infrastructure

  • Karin Jansen Minane Bridge

    7 days ago

    Need broadband for work.

  • Kinsale

    8 days ago

    It is impossible to work from home or to complete courses and cpds which I require for work. Our broadband is totally unsuitable and unstable. The fibre cables were laid right outside our house months ago

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