Millions more required to deliver broadband to every Irish home – EU report

“We must try harder to deliver this key infrastructure.”  MEP Brian Hayes

MILLIONS of euro more than budgeted will have to be pumped into the rollout of broadband in the coming years, an EU report indicates.

The audit of Ireland’s progress in delivering broadband to every home says it is “highly unlikely” that the €275m set aside by the Government will be enough.

It also warns that impact of bidders pulling out from the tendering process is still “unclear”.

Enet is now the sole bidder for the project which should result in 540,000 premises being connected to the National Broadband Plan.

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