Broadband plan is waste of taxpayers’ money, says report

Oireachtas Communications Committee concludes procurement process was ‘restrictive, redundant and unfit for purpose’

The government has been accused of wasting taxpayers’ money to bankroll the delivery of high-speed broadband in parts of the country where the service will already exist, in the latest setback for the controversial scheme.

In a highly critical report into the National Broadband Plan (NBP) seen by The Sunday Business Post, members of the cross-party Oireachtas Communications Committee warned that public money would be used to subsidise its roll-out in areas where ...