11 Jun 2018, 11.59

Issues around the installation of broadband will be the focus of the Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment at its meeting on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 when it will hear from representatives from the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTO).

Addressing the Committee are:

Ronan Lupton, Chair, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators - ALTO;

Liam O’Brien, Director of Strategy and External Affairs, Vodafone;

Kevin Barrins, Director of Wholesale and Regulatory Strategy, Sky Ireland;

John O’Dwyer, Head of Regulation, BT Ireland.

Chair of the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment Hildegarde Naughton TD said: “The provision of broadband is now one of the most important infrastructure priorities for the State. Access to high speed, reliable fibre broadband can have a variety of positive effects in terms of economic and social development of communities. At our meeting on Tuesday, we will discuss many of the issues experienced by consumers and businesses related to the issue of the installation of Broadband services in Ireland. Among the issues we will consider with the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators are the current communications policy, market issues and regulation. We will be particularly keen to examine how broadband rollout can be facilitated and accelerated so that communities throughout Ireland can look forward to receiving a broadband solution in a timely, cost-effective and efficient manner.”

The meeting will take place in Committee Room 2 from 12.30pm. You can watch committee proceedings here.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the move, through the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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Committee membership

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Fianna Fáil

Independent

Fine Gael

Green Party

Solidarity - People Before Profit

Sinn Féin

Senators

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Fine Gael

Independent

Fine Gael