Local Senator believes Broadband plan offers rural Ireland same opportunities as rest of the country

Local Senator Joe O’Reilly believes that the National Broadband plan means people in rural Ireland will have the same opportunities as the rest of the country.

The government signed off on the National Broadband Plan earlier this month despite the fact that costs has escalated to €3bn from the original estimate of 500million. The announcement of the plan, and the revelation that the initial investment by preferred bidder Granahan MCCourt will be 220 million has met with a mixed response.

However, Senator Joe O’Reilly has said that the contract is ‘tight’, and will deliver the high speed service promised to rural Ireland. When asked on the Wider View, Senator O’Reilly stated he had ‘no reservations’ when it came to the provision of the plan;