Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment
National Broadband Plan: Discussion
It seems that two options are considered in the reassessment report, namely, the gap model or the concession model. We can rule out the 80% variations, because politically we are not going to leave 20% of rural Ireland behind. However, the basic choice is between the gap model, where the ownership is retained with the private equity, and the concession model, where the ownership returns to the State. Is that a fair assessment?