Rural broadband is set to cost the state €3 billion – and we won’t even own it.
If broadband had been installed by a public company years ago, it would have cost only a fraction of this.
The consortium which will install broadband includes a Denis O Brien controlled company ,Actavo. Strangely, when Fine Gael wanted to install water meters, they also gave the contract to another Denis O’Brien company.
The €3 billion bill will be paid for by 2,000 less social homes as well as 18 primary schools and 10 primary health care centres. But Denis O Brien will be laughing all the way to the bank