Murphy hits out at NBP timescale
Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy says it “beggars belief” that it will be another five years before the Government can connect 537,587 rural homes and businesses to broadband under the National Broadband Plan.
Responding to a Parliamentary Question from Fianna Fáil last week, Minister Denis Naughten said that the “network rollout will take 3-5 years following contract award”. With the contract award expected be announced this year, that means it could be 2023 before over half a million homes are connected.
Deputy Murphy made his displeasure known this week.
“It is an absolute disgrace to think that it will be 2023 before some 537,587 rural homes and businesses will be connected to broadband under the National Broadband Plan,” said Deputy Murphy.