Commmunications Minister says Eir’s withdrawal will make Broadbrand roll-out faster

The Communications Minister claims we are the global leaders when it comes to rolling out broadband.

Denis Naughten says no other country in the world is trying to bring high speed broadband to every single home and premises.

His comments follow the news that Eir – one of the two remaining bidders for the broadband contract – pulled out of the race yesterday amid claims that the process was too complicated.


The contract is for the delivery of high speed broadband to about half a million customers nationwide – particularly in a number of remore rural areas.

Parts of Kerry have been cited as lacking in broadband service – particularly West Kerry.

Minister Naughten says Eir’s withdrawal will make the rollout faster and says we’re setting an international example: