Broadband firms in stand-off with state

Broadband firms in stand-off with state

State in process of nailing down final number of premises National Broadband Ireland must cover: Department has requested ‘legally binding commitments’ from operators, but firms have refused

Internet providers will not enter into official agreements with the government to roll out high-speed broadband across the country, in a move that could cause considerable uncertainty for the state’s multibillion-euro rural broadband scheme, The Sunday Business Post understands.

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), a firm owned by US businessmen David McCourt and Walter Scott Jr, has been named as the preferred bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) which intends to cover about 540,000...

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