Surveys of communities who require high speed internet under the National Broadband Plan have started in Longford.
Over eight-thousand properties in the county will need to be serviced under the government's multi-billion euro plan with a an estimated €32 million to be spent on laying cables to connect almost 40% of the county to high speed broadband.
Contractors will be on the ground both inspecting and recording pictures of infrastructure such as poles, cables and underground ducts in eleven different areas.
Christine Collins, Broadband officer with Longford County Council, say the survey will take around a month to complete.
She has this advice for householders who are anxious about when they will be access by the National Broadband Plan: