Written answers

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

National Broadband Plan

Photo of Barry CowenBarry Cowen (Offaly, Fianna Fail)
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203. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if a company (details supplied) has undergone a prequalification assessment; the way in which the company became involved in the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49610/19]

Photo of Barry CowenBarry Cowen (Offaly, Fianna Fail)
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204. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the capital which will be provided by the owners of a company (details supplied) for the roll-out of the national broadband plan; the amount being provided by a company (details supplied); the amount being provided by companies (details supplied), respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49611/19]

Photo of Barry CowenBarry Cowen (Offaly, Fianna Fail)
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205. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the person or body responsible for providing extra capital to a company (details supplied) if the roll-out of the national broadband plan is not successful; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49612/19]

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 203 to 205, inclusive, together.

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Question 1 on today's order which dealt comprehensively with these matters.

In addition to the €220m in equity and working capital which NBI has committed to invest in the project, NBI bears the risk of having to provide additional equity injections over the life of the project, should this be required, as the State subsidy is capped.

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