With Siro out, what now for national broadband?

Siro’s decision to withdraw from the National Broadband Plan tender process has thrown rollout to rural areas into chaos

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
1st October, 2017
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Sean Atkinson, chief executive, Siro Picture: Bryan Meade

The wait for rural Ireland to get access to high-speed one-gigabit broadband got longer last week following submissions for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) tenders.

The developments in the NBP last week have thrown the timing of the rollout of fibre to rural areas into chaos and posed questions about the future of one of the companies involved.

Siro’s decision to withdraw from the process to bid for one of the two tenders in the...

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