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National Broadband Plan connection now available for Waterford homes near Tallow

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  • Over 2,100 Waterford homes, businesses and farms near Tallow can now connect to fibre broadband on National Broadband Ireland network
  • Over half of premises included in National Broadband Plan in Co Waterford can avail of a high-speed connection today

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company delivering the new future-proofed, high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home network under the National Broadband Plan on behalf of the Government, has said that over 2,100 Waterford properties in its Tallow deployment area can now avail of a high-speed fibre broadband connection. The area covers the rural surrounds of Tallow, Lismore, Ballyduff and Aglish.

16,000 premises in Co Waterford are included in the State’s Intervention Area, which will see NBI deliver minimum speeds of 500 megabits per second to homes, businesses, farms, and schools. As the biggest investment in rural Ireland since rural electrification, Co Waterford will receive €59m of Government investment under the National Broadband Plan.

There are 2,122 Waterford premises in the Tallow deployment area that can now join the National Broadband Ireland network. National Broadband Ireland is calling on people living nearby to visit and enter their Eircode to see if they are ready to connect.

Works have already been completed for over half of the premises included in the National Broadband Plan in Co Waterford as a total of 9,110 premises can now pre-order or order high-speed, reliable broadband. There have been 2,849 connections made so far across the county.

Progress continues across Waterford with network build works now underway throughout the county. Currently, construction is in progress for almost 1,700 Waterford premises in the Ballinamult deployment area, which are anticipated to be connected to the NBI network between January and June 2025. National Broadband Ireland’s website is regularly updated to show estimated connection dates. Signing up to the NBI email notifications at is the easiest way to get the most up-to-date status of premises during the rollout and when premises will be ready for order.

Peter Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer, National Broadband Ireland, saidWe are delighted to announce that over 2,100 Waterford premises near Tallow can now order high-speed broadband services through the National Broadband Ireland network. This will enable those who connect to experience the life-changing benefits of high-speed broadband with minimum speeds of 500 megabits per second.

“We are thrilled to be over the half-way mark as over 9,100 homes, businesses and farms in Co Waterford can now order a high-speed fibre connection to the National Broadband Ireland network. This includes almost 3,900 near Waterford city, over 1,200 premises near Youghal as well as over 2,000 premises along the Waterford-Tipperary county border near Carrick-On-Suir and Clonmel.

“We are working hard on the ground to progress other areas of the county through engineering survey, design and construction phases. We are encouraging Waterford residents to visit the NBI website to check their Eircode and sign up for updates.”

As a wholesale network operator, NBI does not sell fibre broadband directly to end users, rather it enables services from a range of broadband providers or Retail Service Providers (RSPs). As a wholesale provider, NBI will make the new Fibre-to-the-Home network available to all RSPs operating in the Intervention Area.   

Some 72 RSPs have already signed up to sell services on the National Broadband Ireland network and 68 are certified as ready to start providing connections as of today. To see the retail broadband providers that are currently licensed to sell on the National Broadband Ireland network, visit

National Broadband Ireland contractors have been on the ground across the country and over 274,261 premises nationwide can order or pre-order broadband on the NBI network so far.

The National Broadband Ireland website is regularly updated to show estimated connection dates. Signing up to the NBI email notifications at is the easiest way to get the most up to date status of premises during the rollout and when premises will be ready for order.  

Keep up to Speed!  

NBI is encouraging people to check their eligibility and register for updates at to receive regular notifications related to their own premises as works progresses in their area.  

Broadband Connection Points

In advance of the Fibre-to-the-Home rollout, the NBP provides for the delivery of Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) nationwide. 955 of these sites, including Public BCPs, are now ‘live’. Public BCPs – which include sports clubs, community centres and tourist sites – will provide free public access to high-speed internet in the rollout area. Other BCP categories include schools and marts.

BCPs will pave the way for rural communities to receive the benefits of broadband, from mobile working, e-learning and mobile banking, to digital tourism. You can view BCPs at An example of some of the locations of Broadband Connection Points in Waterford include Modeligo Community Hall, Mount Melleray Community Hall and Knockanore Community Centre. Primary schools in the Intervention Area are now connected for educational access as part of the NBP.


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