Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (304)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

304. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the capital allocations for the national broadband plan between 2013 and 2027, inclusive, by allocation under the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Plan 2012-2016, the national broadband plan, the Building on Recovery, Infrastructure and Capital Investment Plan 2016-2021, and the National Development Plan 2018-2027, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44298/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The Government allocated an initial €275 million in the Capital Plan published in September 2015, for the initial years of the network build-out for the National Broadband Plan State intervention. The €275m represented an initial stimulus, in the knowledge that significant further funding will be required over the lifetime of the proposed 25 year contract.

The total State subsidy to be allocated to the NBP State-led Intervention is to be determined through an on-going procurement and this is reflected in the National Development Plan 2018-2027.