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# National Broadband Plan

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# NBP
'Significant progress' made on National Broadband Plan, firm tells Oireachtas
The NBI have said that there have been over 330,000 premises surveyed so far, of 544,200 premises in total.
# good information project
Open Newsroom: Are we ready for the New Digital Age?
This month’s Open Newsroom looks at Ireland’s digital strategy, and what needs to be done to avoid leaving certain demographics behind.
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# National Broadband Plan
Eir to add a further 200,000 homes and businesses to its gigabit fibre network
The company says the move means that 1.9m or 84% of premises in the country will have access.
# NBP
The government has published the [heavily redacted] details of the National Broadband Plan contract
Much of the contract is redacted due to “commercially sensitive” material.
# NBP
National Broadband Plan: Government sets aside €1 million for legal fees
The Government signed off on a €3 billion contract for the NBP last November.
# rural ireland
'Significant interest' expected as first National Broadband tender issued
300 Broadband Connection Points are due to be set up in GAA clubs, community centres and public libraries.
# Controversy
Government signs off on contract for controversial €3 billion National Broadband Plan
The cabinet met this morning to facilitate signing off on the multi-billion euro plan.
# approved
EU approves state aid for €3bn National Broadband Plan
The decision means the contract for the €3 billion plan can be signed.
# rural broadband
Fianna Fáil says it won't bring down the government over the broadband plan
Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley said the decision to proceed is a matter for government.
# rural broadband
Government spends more than €25m on consultancy fees for National Broadband Plan
The fees were paid to firms for advice given from 2013 to date.
# National Broadband Plan
Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away'
Government sources state that more delays will come at further extra costs.
# National Broadband Plan
National broadband network should remain in public ownership, committee recommends
The project which will see the roll-out of a State-subsidised broadband service across the country.
# rural wifi
'It is not our job to hide our views': Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan stands over his opinion
Watt caused controversy recently when documents warning the government against proceeding with the NBP were published.
# Broadband row
Government: Eir proposal to complete National Broadband Plan for €1 billion 'not feasible'
The company’s CEO raised the alternative cost at an Oireachtas committee last month.
# National Broadband Plan
Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government
Eir’s CEO told an Oireachtas committee recently that it could deliver the NBP for less than €1 billion.
# Crossed Wires
Another tender process for broadband plan would take three years, committee hears
Eir’s CEO said last week that it could deliver the NBP for far less than the approved bidder.
# National Broadband Plan
Varadkar 'all ears' about Eir's claim about cheaper rural broadband
The company’s CEO Carolan Lennon has said Eir could implement the National Broadband Plan for less than €1 billion.
# rural wifi
'It's no secret': Eir boss says telecoms company could complete broadband plan for less than €1bn
Government announced that it is to proceed with its plans for the €3 billion NBP
# FOI
Government officials had 'serious reservations' about broadband plan cost before final tender was submitted
Documents released under FOI show how members of the Cabinet privately raised concerns about the plan.
# National Broadband Plan
Top civil servant who warned against broadband plan questioned behind closed doors
Robert Watt warned ‘strongly recommended against’ the decision to proceed with the NBP.
# Granahan McCourt
National Broadband system could be sold on in years to come, say TDs as it's confirmed bidder to invest initial €220m
National Broadband Ireland – set up by investors Granahan McCourt – said this initial investment is “at risk first”.
# Timing
'Not about bringing Netflix to rural Ireland': Naughten says broadband plan ready to go 'for months'
The former minister took part in a heated debate on RTÉ’s Saturday with Katie Hannon this afternoon.
# 2012-2019
National Broadband Plan: Ballooning costs, secret dinners and four ministers later, a timeline since 2012
The government has finally approved the National Broadband Plan.
# National Broadband Plan
Cost of broadband plan would hit social housing, road repairs and flood relief plans, minister warned
Minister Paschal Donohoe has told the Dáil that no projects would be delayed or in risk because of the plan.
# Secretary General
Newly released documents show Donohoe's department 'strongly' recommended against broadband plan
The broadband plan will cost €3 billion.
# National Broadband Plan
'It's a disgrace that it will take that long': Opposition TDs criticise 7-year timeline for rural broadband
Cabinet yesterday signed off on the National Broadband Plan.
# rural broadband
Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far
The first homes will be connected next year, but some will be waiting up to seven years for broadband.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the government spend €3bn on the National Broadband Plan?
Opposition parties claim the plan is not good value for money.
# WiFi
Government set to decide whether to sign off on €3bn National Broadband Plan
The plan aims to bring high-speed internet to smaller towns and one-off homes around Ireland.
# National Broadband Plan
Hundreds complain of broadband blackspots after promised rollouts don't materialise
The National Broadband Plan was due to be finished next year – but work is yet to even start.
# National Broadband Plan
Taoiseach says final tender for broadband plan is 'many multiples' of the original estimated cost
The Taoiseach said he will make a decision on the final bidder before Easter.
# rural broadband
'It's fatally flawed': What the hell is going on with the shrinking National Broadband Plan?
Seven years after it was announced, there’s still little clarity on the cost – or the size – of the long-awaited rural broadband network.
# National Broadband Plan
Removing 300,000 homes from original broadband plan 'made original tender less attractive'
That was according to the Secretary General of the Department of Communications Mark Griffin.
# National Broadband Plan
Bruton says tweets attributed to broadband plan director 'should not have happened'
Former minister Denis Naughten also addressed the Dáil this evening.
# review published
Denis Naughten welcomes report which says broadband plan 'was not tainted' by dinners
The review relied on statements by Naughten, David McCourt and others as no formal minutes were taken at these meetings.
# National Broadband Plan
Diary trawl unearths more meetings between former Communications Minister and David McCourt
Denis Naughten resigned last week over revelations that he met with the businessman four times.
# Pressure
'I've done nothing wrong': Pat Breen defends extending dinner invitation to broadband bidder's home to Naughten
The Taoiseach believes Breen’s involvement is not a resigning matter.
# National Broadband Plan
Report due in three weeks on whether Naughten meetings undermined procurement process
The review follows the resignation of Denis Naughten as Communications Minister over his dinners with David McCourt.
# broadband plan
Martin rounds on Breen over dinner invitation to NBP bidder's home: 'It is not a credible explanation'
Taoiseach repeated today that he did not think it was a resigning matter.
# National Broadband Plan
'Pat Breen asked a minister to meet a constituent and Naughten decided to go'
Pressure has been mounting on Breen to clarify the nature of his meetings with McCourt.