Broadband body looks at fast-tracking rural internet using ESB network
Existing electricity infrastructure could be used to roll out services quickly
National Broadband Ireland is surveying part of the ESB’s existing electricity network and drawing up a detailed design plan to determine whether the state’s multi-billion-euro rural internet scheme can be fast-tracked.
The company, headed by David McCourt, the US businessman, was awarded the contract for the state’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) after a controversial procurement process last year.
ESB had been one of the initial bidders for the contract...
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