Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Question Heading for question(s) 487,508,511
I propose to take Questions Nos. 487, 508 and 511 together.
The Government has allocated €119m in the budget for the initial roll out of the National Broadband Plan State Intervention in 2020, which is at present pending contract award.
The multi-annual expenditure ceilings for Capital Expenditure for my Department are published in the Budget 2020 Expenditure Report. The total capital expenditure ceiling for my Department for 2021 is €517m and for 2022 is €611m. The detailed allocations required for the NBP for 2021 and for subsequent years of the NBP, to deliver high speed broadband to over 1.1 million people in the intervention area, will be settled in the context of the annual Estimates process.