Telecoms sector doubts costings for broadband plan

The Irish telecoms sector has responded with scepticism to the government's €350 million National Broadband Plan, €175 million of which will come from state funds.

1st September, 2012
Pat Rabbitte launched the new strategy last Thursday.

The Irish telecoms sector has responded with scepticism to the government's €350 million National Broadband Plan, €175 million of which will come from state funds.

The plan, launched last Thursday by the Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte, promises to deliver minimum broadband speeds of 30 megabits per second (Mbs) to rural Ireland by 2015. At present, many areas of the country can get no better than 1Mbs.

However, key industry figures remain sceptical about whether the government...

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