Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Ceisteanna (94)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

94. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he has engaged with National Broadband Ireland on any aspect of broadband provision in the past six months; and the outcome of any engagement. [12118/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The National Broadband Plan (NBP) contract is a detailed document that provides for the design, build and operation of a national high speed broadband network by NBI and includes detailed provisions that are designed to protect the interests of the State and citizens. My Department as the contracting authority manages all of the elements of contract governance and engages with NBI on an ongoing basis across all elements of the programme to delver the new high speed broadband network. I receive regular briefings from my officials on delivery of the NBP and I met with National Broadband Ireland on 11 January where they presented on progress in delivering the NBP programme.