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Government Signs National Broadband Plan Contract

The government has just signed the contract for the National Broadband Plan. It aims to bring high-s...
Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:20 AM - 19 Nov 2019



Government Signs National Broa...

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Government Signs National Broadband Plan Contract

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:20 AM - 19 Nov 2019



The government has just signed the contract for the National Broadband Plan.

It aims to bring high-speed internet to 1.1 million people, largely in rural Ireland.

Cabinet Ministers met from early this morning to sign off on the National Broadband Plan contract.

Communications Minister Richard Bruton has tweeted that today is an "historic day for Ireland", which is the biggest investment in country areas since rural electrification.

The roll-out of high-speed broadband will start within eight weeks from today.

Around 300 community centres, schools, library hubs and local GAA halls in every county in Ireland will be connected to high-speed broadband during 2020.

The project will cost almost €3 billion.

By the end of next year National Broadband Ireland will pass approximately 10,000 premises.

By the end of 2021, National Broadband Ireland plans to pass approximately 115,000 premises.

Approximately 70,000-100,000 premises will be passed each year thereafter with the final premises to be completed in 2026.



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