ESB may be asked to help with broadband roll-out

Utility was one of the original bidders for National Broadband Plan, and access to its infrastructure could speed up the pace of deploying network

30th August, 2020
ESB may be asked to help with broadband roll-out
ESB said it was a “hard no comment” from the semi-state but added that the ESB supported the NBP and recognised its importance to rural Ireland

The government is investigating whether the ESB could be brought back into the fold to help complete the roll-out of the National Broadband Plan quicker than initially envisaged, the Business Post has learned.

The contract to deliver the multibillion-euro scheme was awarded to National Broadband Ireland (NBI), headed by David McCourt, the US businessman, late last year after a controversial procurement process. The scheme aims to deliver high-speed broadband to 540,000 premises across the country...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Ryan: state aid complaints won‘t derail broadband rollout

Telecoms Peter O'Dwyer 7 months ago

‘Schools’ broadband hubs won’t be open to public use

Telecoms Peter O'Dwyer 7 months ago

No penalties for delay in rollout of National Broadband Plan

Telecoms Peter O'Dwyer 7 months ago

The highs and lows of Ireland’s 5G rollout

Telecoms Peter O'Dwyer 8 months ago