€102 million euro is to be invested locally under the National Broadband Plan.
€71 million is coming to Kilkenny and will connect over 17,000 homes.
The remaining €31 million will go to almost 8,000 homes in Carlow.
National Broadband Ireland was awarded the preferred bidder status in May. It’s expected contracts will be signed in September, with a move towards implementing the plan.
2,000 contractors are to be employed across the country to deliver the plan.
They will begin to build out the network; beginning first with broadband community points or digital hubs in rural areas.