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Eir hits back and accuses government of inflating figures in broadband row

Eir hits back and accuses government of inflating figures in broadband row

Government claims 81,000 premises would face higher connection charges under Eir’s bid. Telecoms firm maintains number would be closer to 9,000 under its €1 billion proposal.

Eir has accused the government of overestimating by 900 per cent the number of homes that would have to pay hundreds of euro for high-speed internet under its alternative National Broadband Plan.

The telecoms firm rubbished the Department of Communication’s claim that as many as 81,000 premises across the country would have to foot huge bills to avail of high-speed fibre broadband under a plan pitched last week, and insisted that the real number would be...

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