• Cllr Brian Dennehy

AVAILABILITY OF BROADBAND IN THE ENTIRE KNIGHTS GATES ESTATE, Rush

COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

BALBRIGGAN-SWORDS-RUSH-LUSK AREA COMMITTEE MEETING

(Services B – Strategic & General Matters)

THURSDAY 13TH FEBRUARY, 2020

ITEM NO. 5



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Question: Councillor B. Dennehy:-

“To ask the Chief Executive to provide clarity to the situation on the

availability of broadband in the entire Knights Gate Estate, Rush given the

conflicting reports in a motion raised at the January B Area meeting item

46. and CRM Representation:R19\6507?”

Reply:

Some houses situated in Knights Gate housing estate in Rush are within the

boundary of the Amber area of the National Broadband Plan (NBP)

Coverage Map. Other houses situated in the same housing estate are

located in the Blue area of the NBP Coverage Map.

Amber area = State intervention area, area where the state will deliver

broadband services under the NBP.

Blue area = Area were commercial operators are delivering broadband

services or have indicated plans to deliver broadband services.

Screenshot from Department of Communications NBP Map of Knights Gate Rush - outlined in red

The reason why this housing estate is showing that it is within two different

coverage areas is due to the map being developed before the housing

estate was developed and therefore the houses do not appear on NBP

Coverage Map. This has been brought to the attention of the team

responsible for updating the NBP Coverage Map.

The Broadband Officer has been in regular contact with Open Eir in relation

to the availability of broadband services to the entire Knights Gate Estate.

Open Eir have advised that their current works are near to completion and

that services should be available in April 2020 – providing that there are no

unforeseen delays. The Broadband Officer will continue to engage with

Open Eir to provide updates on services to this area.

The Broadband Officer can be contacted at – digitalfingal@fingal.ie

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