Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment

National Broadband Plan: Discussion

Photo of Timmy DooleyTimmy Dooley (Clare, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

With respect to Ms Connolly, she introduced herself as head of corporate finance at KPMG. Surely in that role she is able to do that calculation for us today. I am not holding her to what the cost will be in 25 years because indexation comes into play, but I am asking, in today's terms, based on the costs we do know and which Ms Connolly was at pains to tell us she was aware of and based on the projection that 80% will have signed up to this contract by year 25, will she give us what that would equate to in terms of the value of the infrastructure? This is not about the clawback or additional costs for investment that might happen along the way but about the straight line value of the infrastructure at the point of termination of the contract.


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