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Government fights FoI ruling on rural broadband contract in Court of Appeal

The Department of Communications is opposing the release of its commercial agreement with Enet to manage fibre-optic cable networks

1st April, 2018
Minister for Communications Denis Naughten

The government has reiterated that it is in the public interest to continue to block the release of an existing contract it has with the sole remaining bidder for the national broadband plan.

The Department of Communications is opposing the release of its commercial agreement with Enet to manage fibre-optic cable networks, despite being ordered to do so by both the Information Commissioner and the High Court.

In an unprecedented move, the state is appealing...

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