Broadband costs won’t derail other State projects, says Government

Irish Times | Aug 15, 2019 at 4:07 PM
  • The additional cost of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) will come from “future revenues” and will not eat into other planned projects.
  • This is on top of the €800 million already allocated for the scheme under the National Development Plan (NDP), the Government’s strategic development and climate emergency plan.
  • As the finalisation of the tender process was significantly delayed, expenditure on broadband in the period 2016-2018 has been much lower than the allocated amounts, amounting to just under €25 million, including VAT.