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Government signs off on contract for controversial €3 billion National Broadband Plan
# Controversy
# Controversy

Government signs off on contract for controversial €3 billion National Broadband Plan

Updated Nov 19th 2019, 2:00 PM 32,307 Views 110 Comments

The cabinet met this morning to facilitate signing off on the multi-billion euro plan.

Fianna Fáil says it won't bring down the government over the broadband plan
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

Fianna Fáil says it won't bring down the government over the broadband plan

Aug 27th 2019, 4:58 PM 10,844 Views 65 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley said the decision to proceed is a matter for government.

Government spends more than €25m on consultancy fees for National Broadband Plan
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

Government spends more than €25m on consultancy fees for National Broadband Plan

Aug 24th 2019, 12:10 AM 12,526 Views 52 Comments

The fees were paid to firms for advice given from 2013 to date.

Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Telecoms group concerned about Eir's €1bn claim and will consider legal action against the Irish government

Jul 8th 2019, 6:15 PM 24,105 Views 42 Comments

Eir’s CEO told an Oireachtas committee recently that it could deliver the NBP for less than €1 billion.

Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

Cabinet signs off on the €3 billion broadband plan - here's what we know so far

Updated May 7th 2019, 4:55 PM 32,580 Views 145 Comments

The first homes will be connected next year, but some will be waiting up to seven years for broadband.

Hundreds complain of broadband blackspots after promised rollouts don't materialise
# National Broadband Plan
# National Broadband Plan

Hundreds complain of broadband blackspots after promised rollouts don't materialise

Mar 10th 2019, 9:00 PM 27,927 Views 46 Comments

The National Broadband Plan was due to be finished next year – but work is yet to even start.

'It's fatally flawed': What the hell is going on with the shrinking National Broadband Plan?
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

'It's fatally flawed': What the hell is going on with the shrinking National Broadband Plan?

Feb 23rd 2019, 10:00 PM 22,670 Views 37 Comments

Seven years after it was announced, there’s still little clarity on the cost – or the size – of the long-awaited rural broadband network.

Explainer: How dinners with a US telecoms millionaire cost Denis Naughten his job
# Routered
# Routered

Explainer: How dinners with a US telecoms millionaire cost Denis Naughten his job

Oct 11th 2018, 7:23 PM 23,477 Views 59 Comments

Naughten resigned as Communications Minister earlier today.

The head of the only remaining National Broadband Plan bidder has suddenly resigned
# Logging Off
# Logging Off

The head of the only remaining National Broadband Plan bidder has suddenly resigned

Feb 27th 2018, 12:47 PM 24,001 Views 40 Comments

Conal Henry has stepped down as the CEO of Enet.

Rural broadband: Compensation for homeowners as new law to give access to private land
# Compulsory Purchase
# Compulsory Purchase

Rural broadband: Compensation for homeowners as new law to give access to private land

Feb 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,127 Views 23 Comments

The new legislation will provide for compensation for homeowners in Mayo and Galway.

FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband?

Sep 27th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,656 Views 37 Comments

Éamon Ó Cuív TD made the claim last week.

'We're supposed to be in the modern era': School misses out on high-speed internet by metres
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

'We're supposed to be in the modern era': School misses out on high-speed internet by metres

Aug 29th 2017, 12:05 AM 27,099 Views 50 Comments

St Kevin’s in Laragh still has to contend with internet speeds of 5mb.

Eir is hiring 100 new people to work on the rollout of rural broadband
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

Eir is hiring 100 new people to work on the rollout of rural broadband

Sep 22nd 2016, 8:48 AM 16,107 Views 32 Comments

Separately, BioPharma Engineering is creating 70 new jobs at its Dublin and Cork offices over the next three years.

FactCheck: Is there faster broadband on the moon than in Roscommon?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is there faster broadband on the moon than in Roscommon?

Aug 6th 2016, 8:30 AM 19,675 Views 47 Comments

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has claimed there is better internet connection 400,000km away than in parts of his constituency.

How one small group of people is building Ireland's most high-tech town
# Fast Lane
# Fast Lane

How one small group of people is building Ireland's most high-tech town

Oct 17th 2015, 10:00 AM 35,121 Views 20 Comments

Skibbereen in west Cork is about to be put firmly on the business map.

We finally have a timeline for when all Ireland will get decent broadband
# The Internets
# The Internets

We finally have a timeline for when all Ireland will get decent broadband

Jul 15th 2015, 6:10 PM 18,476 Views 27 Comments

Sure, it’ll be grand when it happens.

'You wouldn't see this on Father Ted' - Why bad broadband is hurting rural Ireland
# No Signal
# No Signal

'You wouldn't see this on Father Ted' - Why bad broadband is hurting rural Ireland

Nov 16th 2014, 8:30 PM 22,071 Views 70 Comments

The country is behind many eastern European nations when it comes to broadband access.

These are the 50 towns being targeted for a €450mn high-speed broadband plan
# High In Fibre
# High In Fibre

These are the 50 towns being targeted for a €450mn high-speed broadband plan

Jul 2nd 2014, 4:33 PM 51,757 Views 76 Comments

ESB and Vodafone are going 50:50 on the deal.