Broadband rollout target slashed as contractor admits delays

Just 4,000 homes reached in the first half of this year, out of target of 115,000 for 2021

6th June, 2021
Broadband rollout target slashed as contractor admits delays
David McCourt, chairman of National Broadband Ireland: the company has cut its 2021 rollout target in half. Picture: Julien Behal

Tens of thousands of households and businesses which were due to get high-speed broadband this year will miss out, as the National Broadband Plan is falling far short of its targets despite recent assurances the rollout was on schedule.

Just 4,000 homes and businesses have been reached in the first half of this year, out of a target of 115,000 by the end of the year.

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company that was awarded the €3...

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