Hundreds of hubs designed to bring high-speed internet to rural Ireland will be delivered by subcontractors rather than directly by the winning bidder for the National Broadband Plan.
Communications Minister Richard Bruton has allocated €119 million to delivering the €6 billion rural broadband scheme next year.
Much of the funding that is being set aside for 2020 is likely to be spent rolling out 319 broadband connection points (BCPs) across the country.
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