4 Jun 2019, 14.18

Representatives from the ComReg and KPMG will appear before the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment tomorrow.

The two separate sessions will examine the National Broadband Plan process thus far and how best to proceed and the best means to roll out rural broadband.

Witnesses from ComReg will appear at 11am, with KPMG due before the committee at 2.30pm. Committee proceedings can be viewed live here

Committee Chair, Hildegarde Naughton TD, said, “The increased delivery of high-speed broadband across the country is a key priority for the Committee, and something we have been working towards. However, we have concerns with respect to some matters related to the rollout of high speed broadband, including the lack of competition and the high connection costs faced by customers. We have previously held meetings with key stakeholders, and we look forward to the opportunity to engage with ComReg and KPMG on this matter of significant national interest. The rollout of rural broadband to more than 500,000 homes and businesses is a major project.”

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