National Broadband Plan
- 1555 intervention premises passed by end of December
- 17,089 total premises passed by end of February
- 40% of premises already passed
The National Broadband Plan (NBP), outlined in the Isle of Man’s National Telecoms Strategy, sets out to deliver ultrafast fibre broadband (FTTP) past more than 99% of the Island’s premises.
Given the diversity of the Isle of Man's landscape and the remote nature of some of the properties, the Isle of Man Government recognised that delivery of fibre broadband to these areas would be commercially unviable and that funding should be made available to ensure that properties in nine intervention zones would have access to the service.
The National Broadband Plan started 1st July 2020, with local telecoms provider, Manx Telecom, chosen as the preferred supplier. Fibre is continuing to be rolled out to areas outside of the intervention zones, alongside the NBP.
When will fibre be available in your area?
Intervention zones (those remote areas that are due to be passed by ultrafast broadband, as part of the National Broadband Plan).
Areas due to be passed by fibre in the next six months are (updated September 2020):
- Colby Glen
- Colby Village
- First & Second Avenue
- Hillberry Green & Upper Victoria Road
- Whitebridge to Baldrine Park
12th January 2021: Due to the current Covid-19 situation on the Island, the dates provided by the postcode tracker are indicative only. Currently the programme has been suspended due to the lockdown and it will be updated once it can be restarted and timelines adjusted.
All other areas
If your property falls into the commercial roll-out category, it may already be passed by ultrafast fibre broadband. Please contact your telecoms service provider to check whether it is currently available to you:
For household and business enquiries:
Can't wait for fibre?
The NBP is currently a four year programme, if you're looking to improve your broadband performance ahead of the roll-out, speak to your current service provider.