National Broadband Ireland hit with financial penalties over delays

Multibillion-euro project has been subject to continuous delays and NBI has been sanctioned by government over some delays adjudged to have been within its control

‘NBI failed to achieve a number of milestones which were to be delivered under the 2021 interim remedial plan,’ according to the Department of Communications

The company behind the multibillion-euro National Broadband Plan (NBP) has now been hit with financial penalties by the government for delays to the project that were within its control, correspondence shows.

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), which has the contract to bring high-speed broadband to more than 550,000 premises around Ireland, has been subject to “appropriate sanctions” for delays to the project since February 1.

The project is 12 months behind schedule, according to an updated ...