Fibre in every home by 2020 is a Fine Gael fantasy - Brian Stanley TD
Sinn Féin spokesperson for Communications Brian Stanley TD has branded the Fine Gael plan to have Fibre in every home by 2020 as "fantasy".
Teachta Stanley said:
"The model being proposed by the government is not sustainable. The only company who can deliver Fibre is ESB Networks, which is state owned, and we have flagged this up to the Minister time and time again.
"The idea that we will have Fibre in every home by 2020 with the current model is a Fine Gael led fantasy.
"The Government must explain in detail how they will resurrect the plan to roll out broadband across the country given the collapse the tendering process with private sector.
"They must to go back to the drawing board on this one and find an alternative, effective plan on ensuring everybody has access to broadband across Ireland."