Broadband: what you are not being told about the €3bn plan
Smart Money: What we aren’t we being told – and why?
Conceived during the crisis, the broadband plan was designed to minimise the up-front cost. Whether that is now the best option to deliver long-term value for money is the question.
Does being able to watch Netflix and Skype your uncle in Australia have any wider benefit ?
The Government is battling to win support for its broadband plan – welcomed through much of rural Ireland, but attacked by its own senior officials and political opponents. But a key problem in making a full assessment is that many of the vital figures are not available, with most of them redacted in documents released. So what do we still need to know – and why aren’t we being told ?
1. Why are there questions?
A few key issues have led to the deal coming under particularly sustained questioning .