Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment

National Broadband Plan: Discussion

Mr. Robert Mourik:

-----we have to ascertain what the right price is. My remark about getting the information is that we are allowed inside the books of Eircom to see exactly what those costs are to determine that price.

Eircom is rolling out fibre to some 300,000 premises. I do not have specific details, but to do that Eircom will have to replace poles to make the network ready for the infrastructure. ComReg will determine that if National Broadband Ireland needs access to poles in the intervention area, it gets access to a pole network that is fit for purpose, where Eircom has replaced the poles that are falling over and so on. It is a necessity to build that new network. That is the-----


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