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A business breakfast workshop on the development of digital strategies to foster enterprise and grow business in the region will be held in Ballymahon Library, Co. Longford, on the 22nd October, 2019 from 8am to 10am. The workshop will be hosted by the Upper Shannon Erne Future Economy Project and will include an address from Minister Sean Canney, Minister of State for Natural Resources, Community Affairs and Digital Development. On the morning we will be seeking feedback and input from the business community from across Roscommon, Leitrim, Longford and Cavan as we develop Digital Strategies for each county.

You can register for the event at:”.

You can view the agenda at: Digital Futures Agenda.pdf (size 115 KB)

If you have any queries please contact Ms. Annemarie Johnston, Broadband Officer, Roscommon County Council on 090 6637164 or



Roscommon County Council is preparing a Digital Strategy covering topics such as Infrastructure, Digital Economy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Digital Skills, Digital Services and Community. The Public are invited to participate by completing Questionnaires.


The questionnaire should take around 5 minutes to complete. Information will be kept confidential and only be used in aggregate as part of our analysis.


All the Upper Shannon Erne Future Economy (USEFE) Counties; Roscommon, Leitrim, Longford and Cavan have Questionnaires available for completion. Separate Questionnaires are available for Consumers, Businesses and non- profit organisations.



Hardcopies are available at libraries, County Council Offices and at related documents below.

Submission date extended to Friday 13th September 2019.  They can be returned to Broadband Officer, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon.


Further information on how we process your personal data and how to exercise your rights in relation to the processing of your personal data can be found on our privacy statement and our GDPR policy located on our website at this linkData Protection Policy and Procedures 

All personal data will be securely destroyed on completion of the digital strategy. You can opt out of this non-profit organisation digital strategy consultation at any time by contacting our DPO on 090 6637100 or email


Progress to date

Today, over 1.78m or 75% of all premises can access high speed broadband services.

Procurement progress

The ongoing procurement process reached a key milestone in May 2019 with the appointment of a "Preferred Bidder".

The aim of the process is to appoint a company to build, maintain and operate a new high speed broadband network in the NBP State intervention area over a 25 year contract.

This is the final step in the NBP procurement process before a contract is awarded and deployment begins in the State intervention area.

Q1 2019 Map Update

The High Speed Broadband Map  has been updated by the Department.

This latest update shows progress in the deployment of high speed broadband in the BLUE areas on the Map up until the end of March 2019, including those premises passed under the eir Commitment Agreement.

eir Commitment Agreement – Progress Update Q1 2019

Progress in this rollout for Quarter 1 2019 has been verified by the Department. 

  • In the period from 1 January 2019 to end of March 2019, 25,789 premises were passed by eir and are now marked with a Blue dot in the Light Blue area of the Map.
  • A total of 250,965 premises have been passed since eir commenced work in late 2016.
  • Follow the progress of the rural deployment covered by the Commitment Agreement.
  • Information on eir's planned rural deployment is available at
  • This is a wholesale network only.  eir sells access to the network to retail service providers on an open access basis who in turn re-sell to the general public.

If your premises has been passed by eir, and you want to connect to a high speed broadband service, you will need to contact a Retail Service Provider. Details of who you can contact can be found on the eir website