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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# National Broadband Plan

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# routered
Explainer: How dinners with a US telecoms millionaire cost Denis Naughten his job
Naughten resigned as Communications Minister earlier today.
# National Broadband Plan
Naughten admits more private meetings with head of broadband bidding group
Richard Bruton is to take over the role of Communications Minister temporarily.
# gone
Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister
He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.
# david mccourt
Taoiseach 'satisfied' with Denis Naughten's account of dinner with Broadband Plan bidder - for now
Naughten has been under pressure after it emerged he attended a dinner with David McCourt in July.
# leaders' quesions
'The bid is contaminated': Communications Minister questioned over dinner with Broadband Plan bidder
The contract for the plan is estimated to be worth up to half a billion euro.
# Pylons
Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned
The Minister for Communications confirmed that the interconnector would be constructed even in the event of a hard Brexit.
# National Broadband Plan
National Broadband Plan moves a step closer to reality as final tender submitted
Nokia and enet are part of the consortium’s bid.
# Explainer
The department claims it remains on track but what's happening with the National Broadband Plan?
SSE pulled out of the tendering process yesterday.
# only bidder
National Broadband Plan 'hanging on a thread' as SSE pulls out of National Broadband Plan
It’s part of the consortium that was the only bidder to deliver the government’s plan.
# logging off
The head of the only remaining National Broadband Plan bidder has suddenly resigned
Conal Henry has stepped down as the CEO of Enet.
# High speed internet
'They need to get bums on seats': Director defends having only one bidder for rural broadband plan
Officials were questioned about the long delayed plan in an Oireachtas committee today.
# Not happening
'It's full steam ahead' - Naughten pours cold water on Fianna Fáil calls for review of National Broadband Plan
Fianna Fáil’s communications spokesman Timmy Dooley had suggested that the procurement process should be halted in order to ‘review’ the tender.
# Computer Says No
Salvaging the broadband plan: 'State stepping in to provide rural internet should be considered'
Fianna Fáil will tonight ask the government to stall the procurement process and review what has gone wrong in the roll-out of broadband.
# connection disrupted
Why did Eir quit the State's broadband plan, and what now for rural Ireland?
“We couldn’t make a business case stack up,” Eir CEO Richard Moat said. “So regrettably, we had to pull out.”
# Internet
The National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance as Eir 'reluctantly' quits the project
Only one firm is left in the running to build the long-delayed network.
# Computer Says No
'I'm actually embarrassed': It'll be 2023 before all rural homes are connected to high-speed broadband
Rural TDs have hit out against Minister Denis Naughten who admitted it could be up to five years before all connections are done.
Rural broadband: Big blow for competition as ESB-Vodafone pull out of bid
A number of telecoms companies are bidding for a State contract to bring broadband to 542,000 customers.
# make a connection
For eir, 300k homes will be a major turning point for Ireland's broadband woes
The road to broadband has been paved with broken promises but eir believe this time could be different.
# the internets
We finally have a timeline for when all Ireland will get decent broadband
Sure, it’ll be grand when it happens.
# Yesssss
Is your area FINALLY going to get super-fast broadband?
Eircom plans to be the biggest fibre provider in the land.
# fast and furious
Good news - super, incredibly fast broadband is on its way to 350 towns in Ireland
However, it will be predominantly rural towns and villages that get to use it first – with Dublin omitted entirely.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: Black Friday, Europe vs Google and sweet broadband dreams
This was the week in business.
# broadband wars
Eircom has the biggest fibre network in Ireland - but customers are slow to get on board
The company’s revenue is still going down, although not as fast as before.
# broadband for all
This is what the government's National Broadband Plan for rural Ireland looks like
Every home, business and school in Ireland will have access to high-speed broadband… but when?
# no signal
'You wouldn't see this on Father Ted' - Why bad broadband is hurting rural Ireland
The country is behind many eastern European nations when it comes to broadband access.
# hse cuts
Health Minister comments on National Broadband Plan, quiet on HSE cuts
James Reilly is expected at the Department of Health offices this morning.