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Catholic Church pulls nearly 80 schools from first phase of broadband rollout

Move comes as a blow to state’s plans to roll out broadband connection points in communities across the country

21st June, 2020
The Catholic patronage schools, which have withdrawn from the scheme will still be provided with high-speed broadband for their own use rather than acting as a community internet access point

The Catholic Church has withdrawn almost 80 of its schools from the first phase of the state’s multibillion euro National Broadband Plan over fears it could be sued, the Business Post has learned.

The withdrawal of 78 schools under the patronage of the Church has dealt a significant blow to the state’s rollout of so-called broadband connection points in communities across the country.

The broadband connection points (BCPs) are due to...

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