Tuesday November 24, 2020

Independent TDs demand action on rural broadband

Broadband plan will be delivered in 2022, not 2020

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
24th April, 2016
Members of the Independent Alliance Sean Canney, Kevin Boxer Moran, Shane Ross, Michael Fitzmaurice Pic: RollingNews.ie

Independent TDs are demanding the hiring of extra contractors to avoid a two-year delay in the roll-out of broadband to 750,000 homes.

It is one of the key issues that has to be resolved for independents to support a Fine Gael-led minority government.

Independent TDs have been briefed by government officials that the long-awaited national broadband plan will only be delivered by 2022 instead of the target date of 2020.

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