Eir said: “Providing best in class technologies such as fibre to the home carries significantly higher costs in rural locations than in urban and suburban locations.” Photo Karl Hussey/ Fennell Photography

Telecoms firms, including Vodafone and BT, are considering a boycott of Eir’s wholesale network in parts of rural Ireland in a row over pricing. The (...)

Earlier this year, the Government agreed a deal with the telecoms firm, which saw 300,000 homes removed from the State scheme and placed back into Eir’s commercial rollout plans

The State subsidy required for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) may be 60 per cent higher than originally anticipated because of the Government’s dec(...)

Denis Naughten: Doesn’t expect the first homes to be connected until at least 2019. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fresh doubts have emerged about the delivery of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) following another apparent shift in the Government’s timeline for de(...)

The Government is expected to stump up about half the cost of the National Broadband Plan here, which could be between €1 billion and €1.5 billion

The Government is expected to finalise the number of homes and businesses covered by the National Broadband Plan (NBP) this week. This follows a repo(...)

The Government is expected to stump up approximately half the cost of the National Broadband Plan, which could run to between €1 billion and €1.5 billion

The number of homes and businesses covered by the National Broadband Plan (NBP) is to be reduced by up to 300,000 following an agreement between the D(...)

Imagine CEO Sean Bolger: he said the Government’s National Broadband Plan had opted for a fibre solution that was way beyond what was needed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chief executive of mobile technology group Imagine says the latest ComReg figures on the uptake of fibre broadband in Ireland represent “a complet(...)

 Founder and chief executive of telecoms group Imagine Seán Bolger: he says   the cost of linking 937,000 homes   to a high-speed, fibre-to-the-home network is prohibitive. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Remember when telecommunications was just Telecom Éireann: a single entity, running a single infrastructure? Sure, it was bloated and uncompetitive, (...)

If Eir wins the tender it must cough up roughly €500 million to buy a set of contracts it already has. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Eir finds itself in a rather curious situation regarding the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP). If the State’s largest telco wins the tender(...)

Eir,   Siro and Enet - the shortlisted bidders for the delivery of the NBP

Sometime in 2015, Eir ditched a plan to connect 66 regional towns to its new fibre broadband product and switched attention to some 300,000 homes loca(...)

Broadband: Despite complaints about the lack of broadband in certain areas, it remains to be seen how many householders avail of the service once connected. Photograph: Karl Hussey/Fennell Photography

The Government will lock down its broadband intervention footprint early next year, according to insiders. But the three companies vying for the contr(...)

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