Broadband firms in stand-off with state

State in process of nailing down final number of premises National Broadband Ireland must cover: Department has requested ‘legally binding commitments’ from operators, but firms have refused

11th August, 2019
David McCourt, who part owns National Broadband Ireland along with Walter Scott jrMaura Hickey.

Internet providers will not enter into official agreements with the government to roll out high-speed broadband across the country, in a move that could cause considerable uncertainty for the state’s multibillion-euro rural broadband scheme, The Sunday Business Post understands.

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), a firm owned by US businessmen David McCourt and Walter Scott Jr, has been named as the preferred bidder for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) which intends to cover about...

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