Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (467)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy


467. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if Eircom have plans to upgrade an exchange located in Cloghan, County Offaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8344/13]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Decisions by private operators relating to investment in infrastructure to provide broadband services, includinging the upgrading of an exchange, are taken purely on commercial grounds, having regard to the cost of service provision and the anticipated revenue returns from any such investment. The Deputy will appreciate therefore, that I do not have a statutory authority to direct commercial companies in this regard.