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# rural-broadband - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

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 32,053 Views 110 Comments

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

# rural-broadband - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

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 10,816 Views 65 Comments

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

# rural-broadband - Saturday 24 August, 2019

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 12,466 Views 52 Comments

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

# rural-broadband - Monday 8 July, 2019

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 24,067 Views 42 Comments

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

# rural-broadband - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

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 32,508 Views 145 Comments

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

# rural-broadband - Sunday 10 March, 2019

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 27,861 Views 46 Comments

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

# rural-broadband - Saturday 23 February, 2019

'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 22,604 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.

# rural-broadband - Thursday 11 October, 2018

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 23,427 Views 59 Comments

Naughten resigned as Communications Minister earlier today.

# rural-broadband - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

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 23,967 Views 40 Comments

Conal Henry has stepped down as the CEO of Enet.

# rural-broadband - Sunday 4 February, 2018

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 24,860 Views 24 Comments

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

# rural-broadband - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

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 9,629 Views 37 Comments

Éamon Ó Cuív TD made the claim last week.

# rural-broadband - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'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 27,065 Views 50 Comments

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

# rural-broadband - Thursday 22 September, 2016

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 16,042 Views 32 Comments

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

# rural-broadband - Saturday 6 August, 2016

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 19,576 Views 47 Comments

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

# rural-broadband - Saturday 17 October, 2015

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 34,821 Views 20 Comments

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

# rural-broadband - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

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 18,417 Views 27 Comments

Sure, it’ll be grand when it happens.

# rural-broadband - Sunday 16 November, 2014

'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 22,045 Views 70 Comments

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

# rural-broadband - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

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 51,702 Views 76 Comments

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