The national broadband panto nears its final act

With only one competitor left in the race for the country’s broadband contracts, it should be an easy job for the government, but there’s still a chance for it to fall at the final hurdle

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
4th February, 2018
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Hindsight is 20/20, but when Virgin Media, then UPC, didn’t even sniff at the National Broadband Plan (NBP), it should have been a signal that this was going to be a rocky road.

The telco was never even pretending to be a competitor and left the road free for what looked to be an inevitable split of the two contracts between Eir and Siro, the combined project of Vodafone and the ESB.

Instead Enet...

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