Enet boss backs state’s decision to stick with National Broadband Ireland

Peter McCarthy suspects wireless would have been used to connect more premises under Eir’s plans

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
8th September, 2019
Peter McCarthy: the Enet chief executive says fibre connection is the long-lasting solution

Enet chief executive Peter McCarthy has defended the government’s decision to stick with National Broadband Ireland’s (NBI) bid for the National Broadband Plan (NBP), despite claims by Eir that it could provide a lower-cost alternative.

“In fairness to Eir, it has been saying the same thing from the start. To do national broadband connectivity, I think it always would have gone down the hybrid road,” McCarthy told The Sunday Business Post....

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