The Bostonian with the NBP ball in his court
David McCourt, whose consortium has been declared the preferred bidder for the National Broadband Plan, resents being dismissed as a venture capitalist and points to almost 40 years of telecoms and cable infrastructure ventures
He collects revolutionary art. He shares a tailor with Conor McGregor. He virtually lives in the Merrion Hotel in Dublin.
These are some of the less germane facts about David McCourt, the 62-year-old Bostonian aiming to bring broadband to over a million people in rural Ireland.
McCourt first came to Ireland in a business capacity on a two-week deal hunt back in 2012. Those were the halcyon bargaining days when the world’s distressed asset fund...
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