Broadband delay taking its toll

Jess Kelly looks at the issues Irish businesses face while they wait for the National Broadband Plan to come on stream

Alex White, former minister for communications Picture: Feargal Ward

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) was described by former communications minister Alex White as “a defining moment for telecommunications in Ireland”. The aim of the plan is to ensure that every citizen in Ireland has access to quality high-speed broadband services.

The message from White to the December 2015 version of the National Broadband Plan: Ireland’s Broadband Intervention Strategy states: “The history of broadband in Ireland has been mixed and the NBP recognises ...