Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment

National Broadband Plan: Discussion

Photo of Brian StanleyBrian Stanley (Laois, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

Was the fact that they owned the infrastructure a significant factor? In 2018 KPMG was asked to carry out the reappraisal of the national broadband plan. Not surprisingly, the report concluded that the initial KPMG appraisal was correct and that the preferred model should continue to be the State's and the Government's preferred model. In hindsight, does Ms Connolly believe it was appropriate for the State to ask KPMG to carry out the reappraisal? KPMG had carried out the initial appraisal and put the process together. When questions were asked about it, KPMG was asked to examine itself. Does Ms Connolly believe that was appropriate?


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