Thursday, 8 October 2020

Ceisteanna (75)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

75. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications the amount spent by the State since the signing of the national broadband plan in tabular form. [29345/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) State led Intervention will be delivered by National Broadband Ireland (NBI) under a contract signed last November to roll out a high speed and future proofed broadband network within the Intervention Area which covers 1.1 million people living and working in the nearly 540,000 premises, including almost 100,000 businesses and farms along with 695 schools. The amount spent by my Department on the National Broadband Plan (NBP) since November 2019 is €34.874m and this is broken down as follows:

Quarterly Spend

Amount (including VAT)

Q4 2019

€2.069m

Q1 2020

€2.547m

Q2 2020

€11.595m

Q3 2020

€18.597m

Q4 2020

€0.066m

TOTAL

€34.874m