The government has approved the appointment of a preferred bidder to the National Broadband Plan, which aims to bring high-speed internet connections to 1.1 million people in rural Ireland.
The sole remaining bidder was National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the Granahan McCourt consortium led by Irish-American businessman David McCourt.
Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton said the project would be “transformative” for the 25 per cent of the population currently without high-speed broadband....
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