Tuesday April 7, 2020

Government tight-lipped on potential compensation for broadband backers

Under the terms of the contract, NBI will be entitled to compensation for 'encroachment' if other operators provide broadband to any of the 540,000 premises, in instances where the department determines it has 'a negative impact on NBI’s business case'

23rd June, 2019
US businessmen David McCourt

The government has refused to disclose the terms under which National Broadband Ireland will be compensated if other operators provide an internet connection to customers targeted by the rural broadband scheme.

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) was named as the preferred bidder for the controversial National Broadband Plan last month.

US businessmen David McCourt, the head of Granahan McCourt, and Walter Scott jr are the ultimate owners of NBI.

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