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Growing increase in broadband speeds welcomed by Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD

​Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD welcomes the publication by the independent telecommunications regulator ComReg of its Q3 2017 quarterly report which shows continuing growth in high speed broadband services.

70.5% of all fixed broadband subscriptions are now a high speed service, up from 62.5% in the previous 12 months.

Connections to a pure fibre service continue to grow, increasing more than 4 fold in the past year.

Irish household (fixed and mobile) broadband penetration rate at the end of Q3 was 86%, higher than the EU average of 83%.

WiFi access continues to increase, with an estimated 3,769 WiFi access points throughout the country, up 27.2% in the previous 12 months.

Welcoming Comreg's publication, Minister Naughton said "This independent report clearly shows the continued upward momentum in the high speed provision and connections of broadband.  Delivering this service to every premises remains a Government priority.  It must be our collective commitment to ensure no one is left behind and we ensure a network that will serve future generations." 


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The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) compiles a quarterly report of key data on the Irish Communications Market. The full publication is available at the following link:

Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) broadband subscriptions in Q3 2016 were 6,344 and Q3 2017 were 28,499.

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