Build works for new National Broadband Ireland (NBI) network underway in…

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsBuild works for new National Broadband Ireland (NBI) network underway in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – November 16, 2020 693 Print Twitter Previous articleLimerick Comhairle na nÓg virtual AGMNext articleLimerick Post Show | Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post BUILD works for the new high-speed fibre broadband network being delivered across Ireland as part of the State’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), are underway in parts of Limerick.National Broadband Ireland (NBI) are designing, building and operating the new network in a mapped ‘rollout area’ – where commercial operators have not indicated that they will be providing such services. This includes 544,000 premises and will benefit over one million people.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In Limerick, over 4,000 premises have been surveyed to date and network designs completed to deliver the new Fibre to the Home (FTTH) network there. NBI crews have started initial works for the build in townlands outside Limerick city including Mungret, Patrickswell, Crecora, Castleconnell, Caherconlish and Cratloe.These ‘make ready’ works pave the way for the next stage of deploying fibre on poles/ducts, and include the erection of poles, unblocking of ducts, and the insertion of subduct into existing ducts, for the fibre to be installed.This is the most efficient and economical way for the new network – which will have standard download speeds of 500MB – to be rolled out.In Limerick, there are 21,231 premises in the “Rollout Area”, which includes homes, farms, commercial businesses and school. This equates to 22% of all premises in the county. Under the National Broadband Plan, Limerick will see an investment of €86M in the new high speed fibre network.This will enable e-learning, remote monitoring of livestock or equipment, e-health initiatives, better energy efficiency in the home, and more remote working.Local EmploymentNBI are working with contractors on the build site in Limerick, where over 50 operatives are currently employed. The new network will ‘go live’ in these parts of the county in early 2021.Peter Hendrick NBI Chief Executive Officer, said that real progress is being made in the first year of the National Broadband Plan: “There are 227 deployments areas across Ireland – in every county- that NBI will be delivering this new high-speed fibre broadband network in, across 96% of Ireland’s land mass.“We are currently working closely with retail service providers, and other stakeholders, to connect the first homes in Limerick in early 2021. Speeds of up to 10Gb will be available.“Our mission is to end the digital divide across the country, and high speed broadband access has never been more critical in how we live our lives. Digital connectivity is critical to many of our activities right now, and this new Fibre-to-the-Home network, will be a key enabler for the sustainment of local businesses and communities.”Over 126,000 premises have now been surveyed nationwide, in the eight months since the National Broadband Plan got underway. Build works are also underway for the new NBI network in parts of Cork, Cavan and Galway, with works in Tralee and Wexford set to follow.Phase One Delivery of the National Broadband – Broadband Connections PointsThose living in the rollout area will be able to benefit from high speed connectivity (150Mb) at Broadband Connection Points (BCPs) in the county over the next several months. These facilities – which include GAA clubs, schools, community centres and other public facilities – will provide free access to high speed internet in the rollout area.The public will be able to benefit from this service at locations across the county such as Old School and Glenmore community centres. Further details can be found at https://nbi.ie/bcp-locations/In Limerick, a number of primary schools in the rollout area will also be connected for educational access as part of this initiative including Knockadea NS in Ballylanders, Coolcappa in Ardagh and Mountcollins NS near Abbeyfeale.To check if your premises is in the ‘rollout area’ – or register for updates – log onto www.nbi.ie The lo-call customer contact centre number is 0818 624 624 or email [email protected] WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener center_img Email Linkedin Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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Coach Shields named coach of the year

first_img This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Fenceviewer Staff Bio Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Head coach Mark Shields of the Mount Desert Island High School football team has been named Coach of the Year by his coaching colleagues in the league. “I’m very pleased and proud, it’s well deserved,” said school student activities director Bunky Dow. “He’s very well respected and liked by the players, their parents, and other coaches. He’s good at delegating to his assistant coaches but always takes responsibility when something goes wrong.”Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print. Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Postslast_img read more

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Vickery meets with GOA president Yassin

first_imgTENNIS ace Sachia Vickery, yesterday met president of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) Juman-Yassin as the world-rated player intensifies her interest to represent Guyana at the Tokyo Olympics and other major international tournaments.The 22-year-old, born to Guyanese parents, Paula Liverpool (Kwakwani) and Rawle Vickery (Linden), had expressed her desire to don the colours of the ‘Golden Arrowhead’ at the XXXII Summer Olympic Games, July 24 – August 9 in Japan.Despite not being born in Guyana, Vickery, at her Grand Slam appearances, would identify with Guyana, even sporting memorabilia of the country’s flag, which caught the attention of Guyanese around the world.“I’m open to representing Guyana at the Olympics. It’s my home country and that would be something that’s a dream of mine in the future. Even though I wasn’t born in Guyana, I still consider myself Guyanese. I embrace the whole culture and I always love going back, so I do consider myself Guyanese,” Vickery said.Yassin had welcomed Vickery’s intentions, adding “This is great news … this is something the GOA is happy about.”Upon her return on Tuesday, Vickery met with Minister of Social Cohesion Dr George Norton, where she told reporters, “I always feel happy about coming back home. I actually made a last-minute decision to come just because I wanted to see all my family and kind of visit everybody, and also I got a lot of support when I was over at the tournament (in New Zealand), whether it was messages or people calling my mom, emailing my mom and just congratulating me about the tournament. So I was really happy to come back because I felt a lot of support.”Meanwhile, the World #102-ranked player will be hosting a ‘give-back’ drive today at the GBTI Tennis Court, Bel Air from 18:00hrs to 20:00hrs, “I’m also here to give back to some players, it may not be a lot, but I’m sure that the little token could inspire someone.“I know how it feels to be given something, especially something that you’re passionate about. So I have some racquets and other stuff that I brought back to give to some upcoming players and I hope the tokens take them a far way,” the always smiling tennis player said.last_img read more

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