3, Ireland’s largest high speed network, has reached a major milestone in its rollout of world-leading broadband technology in Kildare. The county is the first in Ireland to reach 100% connectivity under the National Broadband Scheme. 3 is connecting the unconnected throughout Ireland, and now homes and businesses throughout Kildare can surf the internet with ease.


Homes and businesses across Kildare can now avail of 3’s broadband offering which provides a minimum download speed of 1.2Mbps on the edge of cell. 3’s service through the National Broadband Scheme costs just €19.99 per month for 15GB, with a once-off connection fee of €49.

This connectivity enables businesses in NBS areas of Kildare to make the most of high speed internet, email and additional services, giving them access to local and global markets and improving efficiencies and revenues.

Home users now have access to high-speed mobile broadband, where they can do everything they always wanted to do on the internet, whether it’s downloading music, surfing the web, checking emails or making free Skype calls abroad.

Damien Gallagher National Broadband Scheme Project Director at 3 commented: “3 is delighted to announce that county Kildare is one of the first counties in Ireland to reach 100% connectivity under the National Broadband Scheme. Through the rapid rollout of high speed broadband services, 3 is ensuring that consumers and businesses alike have access to the highest quality broadband services and enhanced customer experience.

Emphasising the importance of broadband services for the Kildare, Gallagher continued, “3 believes it is the fundamental right for every person in Ireland to have access to the internet and, in the current climate, it has never been more important for people and businesses in Kildare to be connected”.

Looking ahead, 3 will continue in its role in facilitating rural development and sustaining Ireland’s regional economies and we are on target to have full network coverage in all NBS areas by the end of 2010.”



Interested in getting connected? Simply pop-in to any of the following stores in Kildare to pick up your 3 broadband:


  • G Mobile, Leinster Street, Athy, Co. Kildare
  • Fones 4U, 50 Duke St, Athy, Co. Kildare
  • Fones 4U, Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
  • Xtravision, c/o T.Boylan, Main St Celbridge, Co. Kildare
  • Xtravision, Unit 4 Court SC, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
  • Xtravision, Unit 1 Clane Shopping Centre, Clane, Co. Kildare
  • Xtravision, Lehane Buildings, Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare
  • Click, Mills Shopping Centre, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
  • The Carphone Warehouse, Naas Town Shopping Centre, Co. Kildare
  • The Carphone Warehouse, Manor Hills Shopping Centre, Co. Kildare
  • The Carphone Warehouse, Edward Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare


Alternatively, you can contact 3 on 1800 944 791 to order your broadband.


3 was awarded the National Broadband Scheme contract by the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources to provide access to affordable, scalable broadband services to rural areas, many of which do not currently have any broadband service. The National Broadband Scheme sees an estimated €223m in investment by 3 of which a maximum of €79.8m will be contributed by the Government and EU.


As part of the National Broadband Scheme roll-out, 3 is deploying world-class broadband technology which combines the very best of fixed line broadband connectivity with the flexibility of a mobile device. Nokia Siemens Networks powers 3’s mobile broadband services using the most advanced technologies available in the world today.

For more information, visit www.three.ie or contact 3’s customer service team on 1800 944 791 to order your 3 broadband.