Playing political games over Broadband a reckless tactic

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Playing political games over Broadband a reckless tactic


'Livelihoods depend on delivery of high-speed services and, difficult though it may sometimes seem to believe, there is a plan in place.' Stock image / PA
‘Livelihoods depend on delivery of high-speed services and, difficult though it may sometimes seem to believe, there is a plan in place.’ Stock image / PA

Life – the way it really is – is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse, argued Joseph Brodsky. When it comes to the roll out of national broadband, rural business owners would concur.

Their hearts will not surge with hope on hearing Fianna Fáil is considering using Irish Water to expedite the process. It has been widely reported the National Broadband Plan is – to say the least – on shaky ground; but it will be a hard sell to convince that Irish Water has the answer. Public cynicism has historical precedent on its side.

Since the exit of Denis Naughten as communications minister, Richard Bruton was given what many would argue as a hospital pass, to deliver on a promise businesses across the country have been listening to since 2012.

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