Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment

National Broadband Plan: Discussion

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party) | Oireachtas source

Increasingly, that is becoming ancient history. I have had difficulty in getting an answer to this question. Ministers said the reason Ireland was following the gap or concession model was fibre degraded, that it would be a wasting asset by the end of the period and that it would involve reinvestment. I asked for evidence to that effect, but nobody has yet got back to me with it. Does ComReg have any evidence that fibre cable technology is a degrading asset? Is there any evidence from any other jurisdiction or example to show that it is a degrading asset?


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