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#rural broadband

# rural-broadband - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

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.

# rural-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.

# rural-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.

# rural-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.

# rural-broadband - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

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.

# rural-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.

# rural-broadband - Saturday 23 February, 2019

'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.

# rural-broadband - Thursday 11 October, 2018

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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