Rural scepticism over NBP revival is more than justified

Every area that gets broadband on time will have those next to them wondering why their TDs haven’t got them sorted first

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
29th November, 2018

Forgive me if I feel like I’ve heard this one before. The National Broadband Plan is back, as 540,000 homes are going to start getting high speed connections from next year with the lone remaining bidder, Granahan McCourt, promising to get moving a year ahead of schedule.

There’s just the small matter of the fine print. The bulk of homes will get fibre and that is a really good thing. Fibre in the ground...

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