Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (210)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

210. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the capital allocations for the National Broadband Plan in each of the years 2013 to 2027 by allocation under the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Plan 2012-2016, the National Broadband Plan, 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. [6028/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

Government allocated €275 million in Building on Recovery: Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2016-2021 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 level of State subsidy for the National Broadband Plan State intervention is to be determined through an ongoing procurement. As such, the proposed investment in the NBP under the National Development Plan 2018—2027 was indicated to be confidential due to an ongoing procurement.