Former AIT technology lecturer believes government could have done NBP differently

A former lecturer in technology and communications at AIT doesn’t believe there is any need for the government to be spending so much on the National Broadband Plan.

Contracts for the multi-billion euro project were signed yesterday, with the rollout of fast internet expected to begin in early 2020.

However, the timescale for the plan to come to the Shannonside region is likely to be well into the next decade – with over €150 million to be spent rolling out fibre to 39,000 premises.

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Critics of the plan believe that the government have failed to heed warnings over its cost which is expected to exceed three-billion euro

Communications expert Paul Mulvey told the Joe Finnegan show, that it would have made much more sense to get the companies already providing broadband to finish off the areas without connectivity