The Government will be ‘riding shotgun’ on the National Broadband Plan to ensure that costs are controlled, the Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has told an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government will be “riding shotgun” on the National Broadband Plan to ensure that costs are controlled, the Minister for Communications Richard Br(...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton at the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly in the Druids Glen Hotel, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil will continue to press for answers on the National Broadband Plan today, but is unlikely to threaten the survival of the Government on the(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has promised to keep a tight rein on costs when it comes to delivering the National Broadband Plan, insisting th(...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD speaking to media following the publication of Peter Smyth’s Report on his review into the procurement process for the National Broadband Plan at Government Buildings, Dublin.Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

August 30th, 2012 - Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte announces the National Broadband Plan (NBP), describing it as “the rural electrification (...)

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton is to bring his broadband recommendations to Cabinet before the end of the month.

A final decision on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) is expected within weeks after Minister for Communications Richard Bruton confirmed he would bri(...)

Building telecoms infrastructure in rural parts is proving a headache for governments across the world, principally because the technology and the demand it spawns keeps evolving.

The State’s largest telcos will appear before the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday to explain why they have shunned the National Broadband Plan ((...)

Nearly 60 per cent of Irish broadband users, many in urban areas, are dissatisfied with the quality of broadband they receive, a survey has revealed.(...)

Proponents point to the high capital costs of fibre and the relatively low take-up rates, particularly in remote areas. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Two big things fell out of the Government’s rural broadband process in 2018, the minister in charge and the lead bidder. In January, Eir, the State’s(...)

The outcome of the audit of the broadband process is convenient for the Government in that it concludes that meetings between the former communications minister, Denis Naughten (right, pictured with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar), and the leader of the sole remaining bidding consortium, David McCourt, were a “ cause for concern”, but that the tender process has not been contaminated. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

The outcome of the audit of the broadband process is convenient for the Government in that it concludes that meetings between former communications mi(...)

“Fixed broadband may have been Plan A for the government in 2015 when the rural broadband project was launched, but time and technology have moved on, and mobile broadband has caught up”

The Government’s plan to subsidise the roll out of broadband in rural areas – so long in the planning and now so mired in controversy – has failed. Th(...)

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