Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment
National Broadband Plan: Discussion
Ms Michele Connolly:
The Deputy is correct; it bears the responsibility of making sure the infrastructure is available for use and capable of delivering the service required. It is also incumbent on the company to drive innovation in this network and to ensure it is responsive to whatever the retail service providers want the network to do. That will drive more revenue, and more revenue being driven through the project is good for the company from a profitability perspective. It is also good for the State, from a profitability and economic benefit perspective, because it means that the network is being used.