Broadband turf war unfolds with taxpayer on the hook
While NBI has the contract for the multibillion-euro National Broadband Plan, Eir’s network is already available in more than 40,000 premises in the state plan, which could end up costing the government dearly
Carolan Lennon was in combative form as she appeared before the Oireachtas communications committee mid-way through 2019.
The Eir chief executive had been invited to Leinster House to discuss the multi-billion-euro National Broadband Plan (NBP) which had garnered plenty of headlines over the previous months, most of which were negative.
The controversial procurement process that the Department of Communications (DECC) ran, and from which Eir withdrew, delivered a single bidder for the scheme, the aim of...
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NBI draws down further €20m to speed up broadband rollout
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Fees taken from NBI were not reimbursement of costs, says Dept of Communications
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Revealed: the multiple firms at the centre of NBI’s financial labyrinth
Amid growing unease over the scale of the investment by its backers in the controversial multibillion National Broadband Plan, the Business Post can reveal exclusive details of investment and ownership, in particular in relation to the project’s frontman David McCourt