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New rural homes to shoulder cost of connection to broadband

Eamon Ryan told an Oireachtas panel last year that the National Broadband Plan offered rural dwellers better deal than those in Dublin

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
12th July, 2020
Eamon Ryan, the new Minister for Communications Networks criticised the National Broadband Plan (NBP) while a member of the opposition last year, and said it offered rural dwellers a much better deal than for those living in Dublin

Eamon Ryan’s new department is planning to require all new homes to cover the cost of a connection to the National Broadband Plan as part of their planning conditions.

The new Minister for Communications Networks criticised the National Broadband Plan (NBP) while a member of the opposition last year, and said it offered rural dwellers a much better deal than for those living in Dublin.

He told an Oireachtas Communications committee hearing last...

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