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Government needs to deliver on National Broadband Plan commitment to rural Ireland – Carol Nolan TD

31 January, 2018

Sinn Fein spokesperson for Rural & Community Affairs, Carol Nolan TD, has expressed serious concern over Eir's withdrawal from the Government’s broadband scheme.

This comes just months before to the commencement of a state subsidised scheme to bring high-speed broadband to 450,000 homes and businesses in rural Ireland.

This latest development also casts doubts over the Government’s ability to deliver for rural Ireland and raises questions about their communications strategy.

Deputy Nolan said:

“It was anticipated that Eir would win the state contract given that they are the largest broadband provider in the state.

“I am calling on the Minister for Rural Affairs and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, to intervene immediately.

“He needs to play his part in delivering on the Government’s commitment to provide high speed broadband in rural Ireland, where communities have been waiting for far too long for this basic infrastructure.” 

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