The rollout of the Kildare Regional Broadband Project is part of the Governments €65 million programme to bring high speed Internet access to key towns around the country. This project, grant aided by the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources under its allocation from the National Development Plan 2000/2006, is cofunded by the EU under the European Regional Development Fund for the broadband programme.
Fingleton White were appointed consultants by Kildare County Council in April 2007 as the Design. Project Management and Construction Supervision Consultants for 25km network in and around Maynooth/Newbridge/Kildare. The project is to provide Design and Consultancy services for the new broadband network including, detailed routing, SED design, CoLocation design, wayleave preparation, planning and statutory approvals, for construction supervision of a 25km broadband fibre optic networks (96 fibre singlemode cable drawn in a 32mm subduct within a 4 x 100mm duct metro ring system).
The Broadband infrastructure consists of a high speed network of fibre optic cables servicing all the main industrial estates, commercial buildings, offices, schools and retail areas between and around the three towns. It has been designed to cater for the many institutional bodies within the town such as the County Council offices, the Hospitals, a number of schools, Enterprise Ireland and the I.D.A business parks, in addition to private technology parks and industrial areas and colleges. The network was designed to cater for as many service providers as possible which gives everyone in the region access to competitive high quality and world class services in the communications, electronic and mobile commerce sectors.