The maximum cost of the contract to deliver the National Broadband Plan, signed on 19th November, is €2.977 billion over 25 years. This includes €480 million for contingency costs and €354 million in VAT.
My Department has a capital allocation in 2020 for the National Broadband Plan of €119 million. The multi-annual expenditure ceilings for Capital Expenditure for my Department are published in the Budget 2020 Expenditure Report. The total capital expenditure ceiling for my Department for 2021 is €517 million and for 2022 is €611 million.
The detailed allocations required for the NBP for 2021 and for subsequent years of the NBP will be settled in the context of the annual Estimates process.