Consortium led by David McCourt given preferred bidder status for broadband plan

The value of the contract has been capped at just under €3 billion

The decision was  made after a lengthy cabinet discussion today. File photograph: Getty Images

The decision was made after a lengthy cabinet discussion today. File photograph: Getty Images

The Cabinet has decided to award preferred bidder status for the National Broadband Plan to the sole remaining bidder in the competition, the national Broadband Ireland consortium led by the US businessman David McCourt.

The decision was made after a lengthy cabinet discussion on Tuesday.

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