Friday September 25, 2020

Government backs 'transformative' broadband plan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar defended the cost, saying that in ten years' time people would not be asking about the price, but wondering 'why we didn't do it sooner'

7th May, 2019
Communications Minister Richard Bruton announcing the broadband decision. Pic: RollingNews.ie

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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