On 7 May 2019, Government approved the appointment of Granahan McCourt as Preferred Bidder in the National Broadband Plan State intervention. The Government decision means that it is intended to award the State intervention contract to National Broadband Ireland. This is the final step in the State’s National Broadband Plan (‘NBP’) procurement process before a contract is awarded and deployment begins in the Intervention Area.
Since 2013, the Department has engaged in an extensive process of mapping broadband availability in Ireland in order to identify areas which have no existing or planned Next Generation Access (NGA) networks. At this point, it is now important to give the Department certainty with respect to the scope of the Intervention Area. Therefore, following this consultation, the Department will conclude its mapping exercise and confirm the scope of the Intervention Area for the purposes of the deployment.
Please note the deadline for submissions to this Public Consultation is