Tuesday November 24, 2020

Independent TDs demand action on rural broadband

Broadband plan will be delivered in 2022, not 2020

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

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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