Thomas Pringle TD

Question: What’s happening now with Broadband in rural Ireland?

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For Oral Answer on : 14/02/2018

Question Number(s): 54 Question Reference(s): 7471/18

Department: Communications, Climate Action and Environment






[Ref No.: 7471/18]

To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the alternative plans being considered by his department for the rolling out of the national broadband plan since a company (details supplied) pulled out of the procurement process; the measures he is taking to prevent further delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Thomas Pringle.


For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 14th February, 2018.

(68  Received on 7th February, 2018.)




The procurement process for the National Broadband Plan State Intervention Area has been a very robust process with strong risk management throughout, with all scenarios and eventualities having been considered.

This process is entering its final stages, with the remaining bidding consortium having reaffirmed its commitment to the successful conclusion of that process.

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