open eir is committed to delivering fibre broadband to 1.9 million homes and businesses across Ireland.
However, while we are doing much more than any operator, approximately 20% of homes and businesses – the vast majority in rural Ireland – will still require access to high speed broadband.
The reason is straightforward – while the cost to roll out rural fibre broadband is high, our density of rural population is one of the lowest in Europe.
Consequently – as in all countries – it is a huge challenge to provide high speed broadband to every home in the country without financial support from Government.
Approximately 80% of the country will be able to access our network, the remaining 20% of homes and businesses fall under the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP).
You can find out more about the National Broadband Plan here.