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Broadband Connection Points

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What is a Broadband Connection Point (BCP)?

Broadband Connection Points, or BCPs, are public\community buildings selected to receive high-speed broadband in advance of the rollout of fibre through the National Broadband Plan.

All BCPs are setup with internal and external Wi-Fi access points ,allowing members of the public, living in the general hinterlands, to make use of this broadband as required. More information on BCPs can be found here.

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BCPs in Westmeath

Site Name(as per SSID) Eircode
Ballycomoyle GAA Club secretary.Ballycomoyle.westmeath@gaa.ie N91VY92
Castledaly Community Centre castledalydevelopment@hotmail.com N37YF54
Clonkill Hurling Club dlclonkill@gmail.com N91HX78
Milltown Community Centre williefallon@gmail.com N91VA06
Ringtown GAA Club thadyburke@gmail.com N91T85V
Streete Parish Park & Community Centre kbrady1964@gmail.com N91RC43
SWEETS, Kilbeggan info@sweets.ie N91KN2V

How were the locations for the Broadband Connection Points selected?

The main criteria for selection was:

  • Stage One: The BCP’s were located in the AMBER area of the National Broadband Plan where commercial operators had no plans to deliver high speed broadband .
  • Stage Two: A limited number of BCP’s were approved in BLUE areas of the National Broadband Plan in response to the need to promote and facilitate remote working facilities.  

For these reasons you will notice Westmeath BCPs are mostly located in rural areas.

How to connect

  1. Choose the 'BCP FREE WiFi' network in your WiFi settings to see the portal
  2. Enter your mobile number into the portal to get your access code
  3. Add the code and agree to the terms and conditions
  4. Confirm you want to connect to the web
  5. Congrats! Your're now connected to the Vodafone superfast WiFi.

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