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#Broadband

# broadband - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

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.

# broadband - Saturday 24 August, 2019

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.

# broadband - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Government keen to sign broadband contract and get 'started right away'

Government sources state that more delays will come at further extra costs.

# broadband - Monday 8 July, 2019

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.

# broadband - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

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.

# broadband - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Vodafone resolves issue after network went down for customers around the country

Vodafone mobile data and broadband services were affected by the outage this afternoon.

# broadband - Thursday 9 May, 2019

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network

FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.

Government under pressure to explain why taxpayer will have to pay most into broadband plan

The government was told the private bidder will, “in effect”, recoup its investment by 2028. By then, the State will have invested billions.

# broadband - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

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.

'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.

# broadband - Sunday 10 March, 2019

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.

# broadband - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

'They sound genuine': Gardaí warn about broadband phone scam

Gardaí are warning people to be on the alert to a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be calling from utility companies.

# broadband - Thursday 6 December, 2018

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.

# broadband - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Bruton says tweets attributed to broadband plan director 'should not have happened'

Former minister Denis Naughten also addressed the Dáil this evening.

# broadband - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

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.

# broadband - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'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.

# broadband - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

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 - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

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.

# broadband - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Denis Naughten has resigned as Communications Minister

He made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.

# broadband - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

National Broadband Plan moves a step closer to reality as final tender submitted

Nokia and enet are part of the consortium’s bid.

# broadband - Monday 30 July, 2018

The department claims it remains on track but what's happening with the National Broadband Plan?

SSE pulled out of the tendering process yesterday.

# broadband - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Customers complain over widespread Vodafone broadband outage

Vodafone has confirmed that there was an issue with the provider’s fixed broadband this morning.

# broadband - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad

The ASAI also upheld a complaint against Lidl in relation to a competition it ran.

# broadband - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

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

Conal Henry has stepped down as the CEO of Enet.

# broadband - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'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.

# broadband - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

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.

Broadband in rural Ireland: 'If I disconnect, I don't get paid - I fear for my job'

“I feel like the people of rural Ireland have been let down, with broken promise after broken promise.”

# broadband - Thursday 1 February, 2018

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.”

# broadband - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'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.

# broadband - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

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

Éamon Ó Cuív TD made the claim last week.

# broadband - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

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.

# broadband - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

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

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

# broadband - Friday 14 April, 2017

Here's what you need to know about Eir's record fine from the telecoms watchdog

The company blamed the weather for delivering poor phone services in 2015.

# broadband - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

You may soon have to input your TV licence number to watch RTÉ online

Minister Denis Naughten said he is looking to replicate the UK system.

# broadband - Thursday 16 February, 2017

This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland

Just over a third of the premises in Roscommon have access to high-speed broadband.

# broadband - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

7 ways the government says it will fix broadband access in Ireland

The government’s plan to speed up and deliver broadband services has been repeatedly delayed.

# broadband - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Here's what to do if your broadband speed is wrecking your head

Some parts of the country experience broadband speeds up to 36 times slower than others.

# broadband - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Inside the little-known company that brought broadband to dozens of Irish towns

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Limerick broadband provider Enet.

# broadband - Friday 9 December, 2016

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data

The new ComReg report also found that Ireland is expensive for home broadband, but relatively cheap for mobile bills.

# broadband - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Virgin Media says restoring internet for customers is 'top priority'

Outages have been reported in various locations across the country.

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