A cross-party investigation into the €5bn national broadband plan will also look at the best way to roll out a high-speed network to rural Ireland. The Oireachtas Communications Committee has invited the top civil servant to appear next Wednesday as well officials from the same department, who oppose the government broadband plan. TDs with the communications committee yesterday agreed that the inquiry will take six weeks to consider the broadband plan agreed with Granahan McCourt. It will then take another two weeks to write up a report which will include identifying the best options to roll out broadband to rural areas. The most important thing is that we deliver high-speed broadband to rural Ireland without any more delays.”Meanwhile, Sinn Fein launched its proposal for state-owned ESB to lead the way with the rural broadband plan.
Source: Irish Examiner May 16, 2019 16:52 UTC