The firm behind Ireland’s Broadband scheme has come under a lot of criticism over what the public considers are gaps in its information regarding its rollout plan on their webpage. This saw some premises excluded from the first phase of deployment.

National Broadband officials appeared before the country’s Oireachtas Committee on Communications Network and transportation to shed more light on the €3b scheme that would connect high-speed broadband to more than half a million rural businesses and homes.

Although Peter Hendrick, National Broadband’s Chief Executive, noted that the project was expected. Close 200000 premises were on track to be connected in the coming two years, some of his deputies pointed out that the firm’s webpages weren’t fit for use, and many people still have not to clue when the services reach their areas.

Joe Carey of Fine Gael noted that the body’s webpage was archaic and lacked the right kind of information regarding the delivery timeline. He and a few other committee members also found issue with the numerous gaps in the present rollout, with some establishments close to the rollout area being excluded.

However, Hendrick noted that there are plans to have more content posted on their webpage regarding the rollout to keep the public informed.

Source: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/national-broadband-ireland-criticised-for-gaps-in-rollout-of-scheme-1.4412636

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