Eir chief says broadband plan was ‘complex and onerous’

Eir’s Chief Executive has said the company withdrew from tendering process for the National Broadband Plan because the process became increasingly onerous

Eir’s Chief Executive has said the company withdrew from tendering process for the National Broadband Plan because the process became increasingly onerous and the business case did not stack up.

Richard Moat said Eir entered the process with the full intention of winning all, or as much of it as it could.

He said it will provide full support to the eventual winner because the company is fully supportive of the policy to provide high-speed broadband to everyone in Ireland.

Mr Moat said Eir was still rolling out to 300,000 homes as part of its Irish investment.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mr Moat said the Government’s aim is achievable and he regretted that Eir would not be part of that process.

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