Two state aid complaints lodged against National Broadband Plan

One of the complainants is understood to be an existing broadband operator angered by the government’s failure to take its own network into account

1st November, 2020
Two state aid complaints lodged against National Broadband Plan
It is understood that one of the complaints about the National Broadband Plan centres, in part, on the mapping exercise conducted by the Department of Communications to determine the areas in which the subsidised broadband network would be deployed.

The state’s multibillion-euro National Broadband Plan is the subject of two state aid complaints lodged with the European Commission, the Business Post can reveal.

It is understood one complaint centres, in part, on the mapping exercise conducted by the Department of Communications to determine the areas in which the subsidised broadband network would be deployed.

A source said the complainant was an existing broadband operator, which is is believed to have complained over...

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