Eir’s decision to withdraw from the NBP was ‘regrettable’, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins.

The sole remaining bidder in the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) is “really committed” to the project and “there is no sense of stopping th(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announcing details of the National Broadband Plan last April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil is calling for an independent review of the Government’s broadband procurement process following Eir’s surprise decision to quit the proce(...)

Those thousands awaiting rural broadband will anxiously be watching for Denis Naughten’s “Plan B”. Photograph: iStock

Eir’s departure from the National Broadband Plan (NBP) has left the process hanging by a thread. We now have one bidder in what’s supposed to be a com(...)

The ambition of Minister for Communications Denis Naughten is to provide “next generation” broadband to all homes and businesss in the State through a combination of commercial and State investment. Photograph: Maxwells.

How much of a Government priority is broadband? When then minister for communications Pat Rabbitte launched the National Broadband Plan (NBP) in 2012(...)

 Regional broadband: Eir’s departure renders the Government’s procurement process uncompetitive, a scenario that might prompt a recalibrated tender process. Photograph: Paul Bradley

The single biggest question hanging over Eir’s sudden departure from the Government’s broadband process is who pulled the plug, effectively turning th(...)

Enet is Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier. Photograph: iStock

A consortium including wholesale broadband supplier Enet is the last bidder left in the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) following the withd(...)

Eir, which had been favourite to win the National Broadband Plan State contract, said on Wednesday it was withdrawing from the tender because the risks had become “too great for its continued participation”.

The Government’s long-awaited rural broadband scheme will be delivered on time and at no extra cost to the taxpayer despite the surprise withdrawal of(...)

Last month a judge found Eir had legitimate grounds in bringing its case against the State and granted a stay on the Comreg process provided Eir pursues its case swiftly.

Telecoms regulator Comreg is seeking to impose a record fine of nearly €10 million on Eir over its alleged failure to comply with obligations to allow(...)

The State-subsidised scheme to equip 542,000 rural homes and businesses with high-speed broadband has been beset with problems

The Department of Communications has denied the National Broadband Plan is facing further delays amid reports that officials have told regional author(...)

BT Ireland has secured a major wholesale contract with Sky Ireland to support the TV and broadband provider’s rollout of high-speed broadband across (...)

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