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State takes on 37,000 homes as broadband firms don’t deliver

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

22nd December, 2019

Around 37,000 homes around Ireland will have to be provided with high-speed broadband by the state after commercial operators failed to deliver on their promises.

The homes were left out of the original National Broadband Plan because, under EU state aid rules, the state cannot intervene where the private sector is providing high-speed broadband access.

The required work, however, was not done in the case of almost 7,000 homes in Cork, 3,700 homes in Dublin, 2,900...

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