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06/05/2014 [Oral Answers]...the areas that are covered by the roll-out of fibre optic broadband to rural areas of the country under the national broadband plan; the expected time frame; the alternatives for areas not covered by the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 112 to Ministe...Vol-840 Book-1 Page [9]
06/05/2014 [Questions] When I talk to small businesses and people in their homes in the north west, one of the recurring complaints is that people do not have access to broadband or proper Internet speeds. I explain that the Minister and the Department are doing a lot of work, much of which is good. However,...Vol-840 Book-1 Page [9]
06/05/2014 [Questions] I agree with the Deputy that it is unacceptable that in urban Ireland quality broadband connectivity competes with anything available in any city in Europe but large tracts of rural Ireland have access to a very basic service. The Government’s national broadband plan which I published i...Vol-840 Book-1 Page [9]
06/05/2014 [Questions] The Minister says he understands people's frustration. I explained to him previously the frustration felt by a person who is running a home industry, but has to travel around in a car with an iPad to try to get reception. That is no way to run a business. It would be beneficial for th...Vol-840 Book-1 Page [10]
06/05/2014 [Questions] Recently, the Deputy and other colleagues supported a Bill in the House that facilitates the ESB entering into a joint venture with a leading telecommunications operator to use its supply infrastructure to roll out fibre to parts of rural Ireland that could never have hoped to access it....Vol-840 Book-1 Page [10]
06/05/2014 [Questions] I agree that much of the necessary work is going on and people are heartened by that. However, there is little certainty for people living outside of our towns and villages regarding when they can expect action will happen. Also, there is no communication protocol on this issue, even i...Vol-840 Book-1 Page [10]
06/05/2014 [Questions] I would like to think the website does give that information. I have explained the process we must go through. There is no easy telephone solution for a small business in Dromahair that may have poor quality broadband. Without the network being available, there is no short-term soluti...Vol-840 Book-1 Page [10]
29/11/2012 [Oral Answers]...the way he proposes to ensure fair treatment of rural consumers in the provision of telecommunications services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 4 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-784 Book-4 Page [888]
29/11/2012 [Questions] I accept that the widespread availability of reliable telecommunications services in both voice and data are imperative in a modern economy and society. As a result of targeted Government interventions through initiatives such as the national broadband scheme, basic broadband services a...Vol-784 Book-4 Page [888]
29/11/2012 [Questions] My question relates to the schools broadband initiative. We have schools that do not have any broadband connection. As the Minister outlined in his reply, broadband connectivity is of importance. A school in Milford in north Cork has no access to broadband which puts the pupils at sig...Vol-784 Book-4 Page [889]
29/11/2012 [Questions] I agree with the Deputy that availability of high-speed broadband in the schools system is transformative.[Rabbitte, Pat]Vol-784 Book-4 Page [889]
29/11/2012 [Questions] The 13 western counties were chosen because the reception they have is poor, as is the case in many areas. That job is now finished, and the second tranche is being prepared and will be completed by the beginning of the academic year in 2014. It really makes a difference. For example,...Vol-784 Book-4 Page [890]
29/11/2012 [Questions] Judging by the body language of the Minister, I wonder whether we should be fearful about the future of this programme. It is vital that broadband is at the top of the Government's agenda. This is as important to the present generation as rural electrification was in another time. Wil...Vol-784 Book-4 Page [890]
29/11/2012 [Questions] Again, I agree with the Deputy. As described, this is the equivalent of the rural electrification scheme of the 1950s and is hugely significant. As the Deputy noted, if we are not careful there is a danger of creating a digital divide. I hope the national plan for broadband, which I p...Vol-784 Book-4 Page [890]
06/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will be reviewing the provision of broadband in rural areas after the publication of the CEDRA report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 114 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-840 Book-1 Page [101]
06/05/2014 [Written Answers] The Report of the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA) published on 14 April last highlights access to and cost of high quality broadband as one of the most significant challenges faced by rural communities, particularly from a business perspective. It poi...Vol-840 Book-1 Page [101]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to improve broadband services in County Donegal through the national broadband scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 12 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-834 Book-1 Page [108]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide an update on the mapping process being undertaken as part of the national broadband plan; the timeline for completion of same; the way he believes it will improve the services to many parts of rural Ireland which remain without a satisfactory broadband service;...Vol-834 Book-1 Page [108]
31/01/2013 [Written Answers]...the way he will meet the challenge to persuade the remaining 20% of households who are not connected to the internet to do so; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 9 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-790 Book-3 Page [676]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 12 and 16 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses including...
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31/01/2013 [Written Answers]...the contribution he is making to expanding the digital economy here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 25 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-790 Book-3 Page [676]
31/01/2013 [Written Answers]...his views on whether society here is digitally complacent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 38 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-790 Book-3 Page [676]
31/01/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans to encourage greater take up of broadband in view of the estimated 426,096 households here that have no internet connection, according to the 2011 census. [Q. No(s) 120 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-790 Book-3 Page [676]
23/10/2014 [Written Answers]...further to Parliamentary Question No. 40 of 11 March 2014, the progress to date with State led investment part of the national broadband plan; when he expects the mapping process to be concluded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 14 to Minister for Communic...Vol-855 Book-3 Page [632]
31/01/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 9, 25, 38 and 120 together.
The digital economy is important to Ireland. Research by Boston Consulting Group cited in the recent UPC report on Ireland’s Digital Future, estimates it will grow from a current rate of about 3% to 6% by 2016. Resear...
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23/10/2014 [Written Answers] Through the National Broadband Plan the Government aims to ensure that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses in Ireland, through a combination of commercial investment and a State-led intervention. The commercial telecommunications sector is currently ...Vol-855 Book-3 Page [632]
30/04/2013 [Written Answers]...the progress made to date with the national broadband plan launched in 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 98 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-801 Book-2 Page [289]
30/04/2013 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August last, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of at least 30Mbps are available to all of our citizens and businesses, well in advance of the EU’s target da...Vol-801 Book-2 Page [289]
11/10/2012 [Written Answers]...the steps he is taking to ensure that all enterprises will have access to fibre based broadband connectivity. [Q. No(s) 15 to Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-778 Book-2 Page [342]
11/10/2012 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of at least 30 megabits per second are available to all enterprises and homes well in advance of the target date o...Vol-778 Book-2 Page [342]
23/10/2014 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the inadequate broadband connectivity service available in many parts of County Donegal; when he expects the telecommunications infrastructure in the county will be upgraded to provide adequate service for both households and businesses; and if ...Vol-855 Book-3 Page [637]
23/10/2014 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan aims to ensure that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and business in Ireland. This is being achieved through measures designed to accelerate commercial investment and the development of a State-led intervention for non-commercial areas. ...Vol-855 Book-3 Page [637]
23/10/2014 [Written Answers]...the areas in County Donegal which have been identified by his Department as requiring State intervention in the provision of broadband as part of the mapping exercise which was carried out; when he expects the State to provide broadband to those areas identified; and if he will m...Vol-855 Book-3 Page [639]
23/10/2014 [Written Answers] Through the National Broadband Plan (NBP) the Government aims to ensure that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses in Ireland, through a combination of commercial investment and a State-led intervention. The commercial telecommunications sector is curr...Vol-855 Book-3 Page [639]
31/01/2013 [Written Answers]...if he is satisfied with the availability of broadband nationwide; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 13 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-790 Book-3 Page [681]
31/01/2013 [Written Answers] Considerable progress has been made in recent years in both the coverage and speeds of national broadband infrastructure, with a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms. The Government has also undertaken a number of in...Vol-790 Book-3 Page [682]
25/02/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to ensure wireless connectively in every classroom; the ICT supports there will be for the introduction of standardised testing for second year students in 2016; if he is considering a national system for technical support for ICT in schools; and if he will make a state...Vol-832 Book-1 Page [108]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans for links to be made to the Emerald Express trans-Atlantic fibre-optic cable which it is proposed will make landfall near Killala, County Mayo, to improve broadband connectivity to Killala, Ballina, Crossmolina, Foxford, Swinford and Belmullet and rural Mayo as envisage...Vol-834 Book-1 Page [118]
25/02/2014 [Written Answers] The provision of high quality internet connectivity to all schools is a key priority for my Department. All post primary schools will have high-speed broadband connectivity by the end of this year. How broadband connectivity is distributed within the school is a matter for each sch...Vol-832 Book-1 Page [108]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide details of the plans and consents issued to develop the proposed Emerald Express transatlantic fibre-optic cable from the United States to make landfall in Killala, County Mayo; the plans being pursued by his Department in conjunction with all stakeholders incl...Vol-834 Book-1 Page [118]
17/07/2013 [Written Answers]...if in the wake of recent announcements, it is expected that the highest, quality and speed of broadband service is likely to become available in the short and medium term in all areas throughout the country; the extent to which the quality of services here is likely to compare to...Vol-812 Book-1 Page [183]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 26 and 27 together.
Any consents and permissions required for the landing of this cable are a matter for the Company, the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government and the Local Authority. I have no function in that regard.
My D...
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17/07/2013 [Written Answers] The Digital Agenda for Europe set out specific targets for the achievement of high speed broadband services across all Member States. Ireland’s National Broadband Plan which I published in August last, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that hi...Vol-812 Book-1 Page [184]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide details of progress with the national broadband plan; when he expects to be in a position to tender for the State led investment part of the plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 40 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Res...Vol-834 Book-1 Page [123]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing:
- a policy and regulatory ...
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23/10/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide a time frame for the roll out of broadband to all homes here; if he will provide an update on the Government’s plan to spend €500 million to build a fibre powered infrastructure here; if this plan has received State aid approval; and if he will make a statement...Vol-855 Book-3 Page [644]
23/10/2014 [Written Answers] Through the National Broadband Plan (NBP) the Government aims to ensure that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses in Ireland, through a combination of commercial investment and a State-led intervention. The commercial telecommunications sector is curren...Vol-855 Book-3 Page [644]
31/01/2013 [Written Answers]...the progress being made on the national broadband plan; the extent of its impact in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 24 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-790 Book-3 Page [690]
31/01/2013 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August last, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of at least 30Mbps are available to all of our citizens and businesses. During the preparation of the Nation...Vol-790 Book-3 Page [690]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will provide an update on the new national broadband plan; the way he intends to measure progress; the way he will facilitate members of the public with concerns and complaints about the level of internet access available in their areas; and if he will make a statement on t...Vol-794 Book-1 Page [113]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers]...his views on whether broadband speed targets for 2020 of the EU's digital agenda is sufficiently ambitious; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 121 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-794 Book-1 Page [113]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 110 and 121 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of at least 30Mbps are available to all of our citizens and businesses, well in advance...
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26/02/2013 [Written Answers]...when he will review the spectrum policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 124 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-794 Book-1 Page [121]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers] As Minister with overall responsibility for spectrum policy, I am committed to ensuring that our National spectrum resource is assigned and used effectively. The day to day management of spectrum is a matter for ComReg. Spectrum is used for a variety of purposes and its value to ...Vol-794 Book-1 Page [121]
04/12/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will clarify the terms of the national broadband scheme as offered to consumers; in particular the issues regarding an unlimited data cap; the agreed price of data once the initial threshold is passed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 89 to Minister ...Vol-823 Book-3 Page [676]
04/12/2013 [Written Answers] The broadband service contracted under National Broadband Scheme (NBS) is a basic, affordable, scalable product in keeping with EU State Aid clearance for the Scheme. Under the terms of the contract which my Department has in place with “3”, the NBS service provider, the NBS mobile...Vol-823 Book-3 Page [676]
05/12/2012 [Written Answers]...in respect of the 100Mb/sec broadband programme for all post primary schools nationwide launched in May 2009, the timeframe for the next stage of the programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 55 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resource...Vol-785 Book-2 Page [615]
05/12/2012 [Written Answers] Following the completion of the initial pilot phase of this project, a total of 78 post primary schools were provided with 100Mbps broadband. I announced in February 2012 the full rollout of 100Mbps to all second level schools in Ireland, to be completed over a 3 year period. 202...Vol-785 Book-2 Page [615]
05/12/2012 [Written Answers]...if he will review the broadband service being provided under the national broadband scheme (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 56 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-785 Book-2 Page [615]
05/12/2012 [Written Answers] I wish to advise that my Department’s officials have been engaged in ongoing contact with “3”, the National Broadband Scheme (“NBS”) service provider since it was made aware of recent service performance problems being experienced by some NBS customers in County Kerry. I understan...Vol-785 Book-2 Page [615]
05/12/2012 [Written Answers]...his views on the unavailability of broadband in the Newtowncashel, County Longford. [Q. No(s) 57 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-785 Book-2 Page [616]
05/12/2012 [Written Answers] Since market liberalisation in 1999, broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators. The State only becomes involved in the provision of services in instances of clear market failure. The National Broadband Scheme (NBS) and the more recent...Vol-785 Book-2 Page [616]
17/07/2013 [Written Answers]...the level of broadband access in Gaeltacht area; the steps being taken to improve same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 39 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-812 Book-1 Page [197]
04/12/2013 [Written Answers]...the on-going steps being taken to improve the quality and availability of broadband services throughout the country with the objective of achieving the highest possible quality and speed in all areas, urban and rural; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 97 to...Vol-823 Book-3 Page [679]
17/07/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-812 Book-1 Page [197]
04/12/2013 [Written Answers]...the extent to which he continues to encourage the service providers to upgrade and improve the availability and quality of broadband services throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 100 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Re...Vol-823 Book-3 Page [680]
04/12/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 97 and 100 together.
Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of ...
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26/02/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will outline the effect on his Department's budget of the cutting of the EU's broadband budget for the period 2012-2014 by nearly €7 billion; if he believes that Ireland will reach its 2020 EU broadband targets; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 134 t...Vol-794 Book-1 Page [125]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers] I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 471 of the 19th February.Vol-794 Book-1 Page [125]
10/07/2013 [Written Answers]...if consideration will be given by his Department to survey access to broadband by micro and small enterprises and its impact on job creation. [Q. No(s) 55 to Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation ]Vol-810 Book-2 Page [585]
10/07/2013 [Written Answers] Access to broadband in Ireland is a policy matter for my colleague, the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte, T.D. who has recently announced the launch of a nationwide Broadband Mapping Project. This is a key step in delivering the National Broa...Vol-810 Book-2 Page [586]
07/02/2013 [Written Answers]...in view of the fact that schools depend so much nowadays on the internet as a school resource that a greater bandwidth be made available for a school (details supplied) in east Cork. [Q. No(s) 72 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-791 Book-3 Page [929]
07/02/2013 [Written Answers] Under the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary schools. All contracts under the Schools Broadband Access Programme were recently re-tendered under a public procurement competition. As a result ...Vol-791 Book-3 Page [929]
28/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if broadband will be rolled out to the areas of Leamore, Leabeg and Boora in County Offaly as part of the new broadband initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 85 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-842 Book-2 Page [686]
28/05/2014 [Written Answers] The Government's National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing a policy and regulatory fra...Vol-842 Book-2 Page [686]
11/07/2013 [Written Answers]...the proposals, if any, there are to upgrade broadband connectivity in an area (details supplied) where a number of small businesses need better telecommunications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 145 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Reso...Vol-810 Book-3 Page [875]
11/07/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-810 Book-3 Page [875]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers]...if he has identified the source of funding for the rollout of broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 144 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-794 Book-1 Page [129]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers] On 30 August 2012, I published the National Broadband Plan, which contains ambitious targets for high speed broadband services across Ireland. The Plan is available on my Department’s website.
The National Broadband Plan will deliver on these targets by leveraging investment fro...
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26/02/2013 [Written Answers]...the number of schools that currently avail of the 100 Mbps to schools project; if he will provide a breakdown by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 147 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-794 Book-1 Page [130]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers] All post-primary schools will have a 100Mbps broadband connection installed by the end of 2014, through a project jointly funded by my Department and the Department of Education and Skills (DES).
In 2009, under the initial pilot phase of this project, a total of 78 post-primary ...
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31/01/2013 [Written Answers]...if he is concerned about the number of small businesses that do not have access to broadband; the actions that are being taken; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 50 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-790 Book-3 Page [701]
31/01/2013 [Written Answers] Considerable progress has been made in recent years in both the coverage and speeds of national broadband infrastructure, with a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms. The Government has also undertaken a number of in...Vol-790 Book-3 Page [701]
02/07/2014 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the widespread concerns in an area (details supplied) in County Cavan in relation to the poor quality of broadband telecommunications service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 113 to Minister for Communications, Energy an...Vol-846 Book-2 Page [623]
02/07/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing:-
- a policy and regulator...
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10/10/2012 [Written Answers]...when a school (details supplied) can expect to have their new dsl line installed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 61 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-778 Book-1 Page [174]
10/10/2012 [Written Answers] Under the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all primary schools that wish to avail of this service. All contracts under the Schools Broadband Access Programme were recently re-tendered. As a result of this the num...Vol-778 Book-1 Page [174]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers]...the time frame within which schools in County Galway will be connected to high speed broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 234 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-794 Book-1 Page [174]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers] All recognised post primary schools in Galway have been connected to the Schools High Speed 100 Mbit/s Broadband Network, with the exception of Gairmscoil Fheichin Naofa, Corr na Mona, which is due to be installed by early March 2013.
Under the Schools Broadband Access Programme ...
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02/10/2012 [Written Answers]...if he will outline details of his new initiative for effective broadband service for all schools; if he will provide an update on the situation regarding a school (details supplied) in County Cork; the efforts to improve the current ineffective satellite broadband service which t...Vol-776 Book-3 Page [757]
02/10/2012 [Written Answers] Under the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all primary schools that wish to avail of this service. All contracts under the Schools Broadband Access Programme were recently re-tendered. As a result of this the num...Vol-776 Book-3 Page [757]
01/05/2014 [Written Answers]...the efforts he is making to ensure that customers of the national broadband scheme in an area (details supplied) in County Mayo, receive an adequate service; the efforts he is making to ensure that they receive a value for money product; and if he will make a statement on the mat...Vol-839 Book-2 Page [724]
24/10/2013 [Written Answers]...if he has any proposals to provide high speed broadband to the schools in Annaghdown and Corrandulla, County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 110 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-818 Book-3 Page [825]
01/05/2014 [Written Answers] The broadband service contracted under National Broadband Scheme (NBS) is a basic, affordable service in keeping with EU State Aid clearance for the Scheme. Under the terms of the contract which my Department has in place with "3", the NBS service provider, the NBS mobile wireless ...Vol-839 Book-2 Page [724]
24/10/2013 [Written Answers] Under the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary schools. All contracts under the Schools Broadband Access Programme are regularly reviewed so that schools have access to the best quality connec...Vol-818 Book-3 Page [825]
01/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide a progress report on the implementation of the national broadband plan and the rural broadband scheme for County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 108 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-839 Book-2 Page [725]
01/05/2014 [Written Answers]...the areas in counties Wicklow and Carlow that have been selected for the provision of broadband or enhanced broadband; the way and when this will take place; the measures residents need to take; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 109 to Minister for Communic...Vol-839 Book-2 Page [725]
01/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the totally inadequate broadband connectivity service available in areas (details supplied) in County Cavan; when the telecommunications infrastructure in this area will be upgraded to provide adequate service for both households and business; a...Vol-839 Book-2 Page [725]
01/05/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 108 to 110, inclusive, together.
The Government's National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and busines...
Vol-839 Book-2 Page [725]
13/03/2014 [Written Answers]...when the Dingle Peninsula will receive the broadband facilities that persons in the larger towns and cities here have; the reason they have not received these facilities to date; the way in which they are to compete with the rest of Ireland and the world for business if in the ye...Vol-834 Book-3 Page [989]
13/03/2014 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse ...Vol-834 Book-3 Page [989]
11/12/2012 [Written Answers]...when second level schools in counties Longford and Westmeath will receive high speed broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 209 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-786 Book-1 Page [248]
11/12/2012 [Written Answers] The national roll-out of 100 mbps broadband to post primary schools will be completed over three stages with 200 schools being connected by end 2012, a further 200 being connected next year and the remaining 250 schools being connected in 2014.
Schools in Longford and Westmeath a...
Vol-786 Book-1 Page [248]
29/05/2013 [Written Answers]...when a school (details supplied) in County Meath may expect to receive faster broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 91 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-805 Book-2 Page [643]
29/05/2013 [Written Answers] Under the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary schools. All contracts under the Schools Broadband Access Programme were re-tendered last year under a public procurement competition. As a result...Vol-805 Book-2 Page [644]
23/04/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans to provide broadband and an internet connection to a rural school (details supplied) in County Clare;; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 287 to Minister for Education and Skills ]Vol-800 Book-3 Page [455]
23/04/2013 [Written Answers] Under the Schools Broadband Access Programme the Department provides for the supply of internet connectivity for all recognised primary schools. All contracts under the Schools Broadband Access Programme were recently re-tendered under a public procurement competition. As a resul...Vol-800 Book-3 Page [455]
08/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will include the village of Skeheenarinky, County Tipperary in the national broadband rollout announced recently; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 124 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-840 Book-3 Page [553]
08/05/2014 [Written Answers]...the timeframe for the rollout of fibre broadband in 15 locations in County Wicklow (details supplied) through State intervention as part of the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 126 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural...Vol-840 Book-3 Page [553]
08/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if Baile na hAbhann and An Tulach in County Galway are included in the fibre broadband roll-out plan; the companies that will carry out the work in these areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 130 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resourc...Vol-840 Book-3 Page [553]
08/05/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 124, 126 and 130 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. ...
Vol-840 Book-3 Page [553]
01/07/2014 [Written Answers]...the reason broadband service of at least 100 mbps is not available to businesses and consumers in the north-eastern Kildare area; the measures that are being rolled out to address this issue; if he will provide an update on the progress of the exemplar network; if the scheme will...Vol-846 Book-1 Page [224]
01/07/2014 [Written Answers] Since market liberalisation, the provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators who operate in a fully liberalised market, regulated by the independent regulator, the Commission for Communi...Vol-846 Book-1 Page [224]
14/11/2013 [Written Answers]...if any grant aid exists or funding may be procured to assist residents in a Cluid housing association house complex to access fibre optic broadband for 44 housing units; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 106 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natura...Vol-821 Book-1 Page [170]
04/06/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to upgrade the broadband capability of an area (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 106 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-843 Book-1 Page [153]
08/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the widespread concerns of local residents and business operators in an area (details supplied) in County Monaghan regarding the inadequate level of broadband connectivity; his proposals to upgrade this service; and if he will make a statement o...Vol-840 Book-3 Page [557]
14/11/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland's telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-821 Book-1 Page [170]
04/06/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing:
- a policy and regulatory ...
Vol-843 Book-1 Page [153]
08/05/2014 [Written Answers]...the timeframe for each of the 59 locations in County Kerry referred to in the recent announcement on broadband; if he will provide details of the plans for each area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 136 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural R...Vol-840 Book-3 Page [557]
08/05/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans for locations in County Kerry that are not already scheduled for fibre upgrade and were not referred to in the recent announcement on broadband, (details supplied); the plans for each area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 137 to Minister for Com...Vol-840 Book-3 Page [557]
08/05/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 131, 136 and 137 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. ...
Vol-840 Book-3 Page [557]
04/06/2014 [Written Answers]...the position regarding resolving a broadband problem and the problems with Dublin City Council in an area (details supplied) in Dublin 5. [Q. No(s) 108 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-843 Book-1 Page [155]
04/06/2014 [Written Answers] Issues regarding problems with contracted broadband services are a matter, in the first instance, between an individual and their service provider. Failing a resolution an individual may wish to escalate any complaint to ComReg which offers an independent complaint handling proced...Vol-843 Book-1 Page [155]
13/06/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will investigate the options of providing a satisfactory broadband service to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 105 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-806 Book-3 Page [1177]
13/06/2013 [Written Answers] Since market liberalisation in 1999, the provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services, is primarily a matter for the service providers concerned who operate in a fully liberalised market, regulated by the independent regulator, the Commission for Communica...Vol-806 Book-3 Page [1177]
31/01/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans to redress the regional differences in broadband access; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 116 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-790 Book-3 Page [737]
31/01/2013 [Written Answers] Broadband connectivity, as an enabling infrastructure for economic and social development, is a critical element of future sustainable economic growth throughout the regions and is a priority for Government. Ireland’s telecommunications market has been liberalised since 1999 and s...Vol-790 Book-3 Page [737]
19/06/2014 [Written Answers]...with respect to the roll out of high speed broadband services for rural areas of County Meath, when he expects the completion of the formal mapping exercise to determine the final list of areas in need of State subsidy for the provision of such services; for areas that will be de...Vol-844 Book-3 Page [869]
13/06/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will indicate a time frame within which schools in County Galway will be connected to high speed broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 106 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-806 Book-3 Page [1178]
19/06/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing:
- a policy and regulatory ...
Vol-844 Book-3 Page [869]
13/06/2013 [Written Answers]...the timeframe within which schools in County Galway will be connected to high speed broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 107 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-806 Book-3 Page [1178]
11/11/2014 [Written Answers]...the contact he has had with the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources with regards to the roll out of high speed broadband connectivity in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 265 to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Mari...Vol-857 Book-3 Page [471]
12/03/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will review broadband provision in the Clogheen/Kerry Pike area in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 110 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-834 Book-2 Page [733]
13/06/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 106 and 107 together.
All post-primary schools will have a 100Mbps broadband connection installed by the end of 2014, through a project jointly funded by my Department and the Department of Education and Skills (DES).
The national rollout, whi...
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11/11/2014 [Written Answers] The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources is playing a full and active part in the CEDRA Interdepartmental Group, particularly in relation to ensuring that the specific recommendations of the CEDRA Taskforce on the necessity for high-speed broadband in rural ar...Vol-857 Book-3 Page [471]
12/03/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses including those in County Cork. This will be achieved by providi...Vol-834 Book-2 Page [733]
01/07/2014 [Written Answers]...further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 534 and 535 of 11 June 2013, if his officials have ascertained from 3 the services that will be available in NBS areas after August 2014, particularly in relation to mobile download limits and satellite fees; if 3 have given any continuing ...Vol-846 Book-1 Page [233]
01/07/2014 [Written Answers] My Department entered into a contract in late 2008 with Hutchison 3G Ireland Ltd (trading as “3”) for the delivery of the NBS. The Scheme has facilitated the availability of a basic, affordable broadband service to fixed residences and businesses located within 1,028 Electoral Div...Vol-846 Book-1 Page [233]
24/06/2014 [Written Answers]...when he anticipates the broadband connection between Carnaross and Moynalty to improve service in Maperath, Kells, County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 335 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-845 Book-1 Page [238]
24/06/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to address the concerns raised in correspondence (details supplied) regarding broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 340 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-845 Book-1 Page [238]
24/06/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide an update on the mapping process that his Department is carrying out to identify areas of rural Ireland where broadband services are not being provided by private operators; when he expects the process to be completed and the results published; and if he will m...Vol-845 Book-1 Page [238]
24/06/2014 [Written Answers]...the way an area (details supplied) in County Kildare which has very poor broadband services, can become included in the list of over 1,000 rural communities which are expected to be provided with State funded fibre broadband connections; and if he will make a statement on the mat...Vol-845 Book-1 Page [238]
29/11/2012 [Written Answers]...if he will summarise the results achieved for those of the 2011 applicants noted in Parliamentary Question No. 991 of 18 September 2012 by county and by delivery platform dsl, fwa, mobile, satellite and so on, the number, if any, of applicants now remaining in the rural broadband...Vol-784 Book-4 Page [963]
24/06/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 335, 340, 342 and 343 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and business...
Vol-845 Book-1 Page [238]
29/11/2012 [Written Answers] The Rural Broadband Scheme (RBS) was launched last year in recognition of the fact that despite the widespread availability of broadband throughout Ireland, there still remained individual premises that were unable to receive broadband provision. This Scheme is aimed at making a b...Vol-784 Book-4 Page [963]
19/12/2013 [Written Answers]...the action that can be taken to extend the national broadband service to a person (details supplied) in County Cork to ensure they get the service they need in order to stay in business. [Q. No(s) 201 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-825 Book-3 Page [915]
19/12/2013 [Written Answers]...the action that can be taken to improve the internet connection in an area (details supplied) to ensure the service required in order to stay in business. [Q. No(s) 202 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-825 Book-3 Page [915]
19/12/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 201 and 202 together.
Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity...
Vol-825 Book-3 Page [915]
10/07/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will provide an update regarding the achievement of the targets set out in the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 181 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-810 Book-2 Page [655]
10/07/2013 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August last, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of 30Mbps are available to all of our citizens and businesses, in advance of the EU’s target date of 2020, an...Vol-810 Book-2 Page [655]
05/12/2013 [Written Answers]...the position regarding broadband in an area (details supplied). [Q. No(s) 143 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-823 Book-4 Page [890]
05/12/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland's telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The provision of mobile telecommunications services networks within the competitive market is subject to a requirement to secure a wireless telegr...Vol-823 Book-4 Page [890]
15/10/2013 [Written Answers]...his views on the progress of the implementation of the National Broadband Plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 197 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-817 Book-1 Page [207]
15/10/2013 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing
- a policy and regulatory ...
Vol-817 Book-1 Page [207]
08/10/2014 [Written Answers]...the details on surveys of broadband services and performances of broadband in Newtown, Kilcock, County Kildare and the timeframe for the upgrade of broadband in the area; the consultation that will occur with residents or businesses in the area; and if he will make a statement on...Vol-853 Book-2 Page [591]
08/10/2014 [Written Answers]...when fibre broadband will be available in Newtown, County Kildare, an area which has been identified by the strategy announced earlier this year for the delivery of quality high speed broadband to rural areas; if he will provide an update on the mapping process being undertaken b...Vol-853 Book-2 Page [592]
08/10/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 231 and 232 together.
I am unaware of any surveys of broadband services and performance as outlined in the Deputy's question.
The Government’s Statement of Priorities for the period 2014 to 2016 reaffirms our commitment to delivering a State-led b...
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06/11/2013 [Written Answers]...if the broadband service for a person (details supplied) in County Cork, who is only 8km from Cork City, is due to be upgraded; and if not, the steps they need to take to receive a proper service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 104 to Minister for Commun...Vol-819 Book-2 Page [910]
04/02/2014 [Written Answers]...the steps being taken to improve broadband quality in rural areas of County Waterford, thereby facilitating home-based businesses and remote working. [Q. No(s) 379 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-829 Book-1 Page [247]
06/11/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland's telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-819 Book-2 Page [910]
31/01/2013 [Written Answers]...the extent to which he has identified the existence of particular black spots throughout the country in relation to the availability of broadband services; when he expects such issues to be addressed in full with particular reference to meeting the needs of the business, domestic...Vol-790 Book-3 Page [745]
04/02/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to address broadband penetration deficits in County Waterford, including rural blackspots without even basic connectivity, in view of the targets set by the EU 2020 initiative in respect of Next Generation Networks; and if the new ESB fibre broadband plan will prioritis...Vol-829 Book-1 Page [247]
31/01/2013 [Written Answers] Considerable progress has been made in recent years in both the coverage and speeds of national broadband infrastructure, with a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms. The Government has also undertaken a number of in...Vol-790 Book-3 Page [745]
04/02/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Question Nos. 379 and 405 together.
Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of ...
Vol-829 Book-1 Page [247]
18/12/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will ensure adequate high-speed broadband is rolled out in Rosemount, County Westmeath as soon as possible (details supplied) [Q. No(s) 140 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-825 Book-2 Page [645]
03/12/2013 [Written Answers]...if his Department is planning to provide a better level of broadband here; if he will confirm the budget allocated for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 226 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-823 Book-2 Page [385]
26/09/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans to improve broadband in rural areas (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 160 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-814 Book-4 Page [986]
18/12/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse ...Vol-825 Book-2 Page [645]
03/12/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse ...Vol-823 Book-2 Page [385]
26/09/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-814 Book-4 Page [986]
14/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will include Cullion, Mullingar, County Westmeath to the list of areas to receive the major fibre build up, at present there is a box servicing Brookfield, Mullingar and the wider area, this box is only 2.5 miles from Cullion and would be ideally placed to be extended, if f...Vol-841 Page [584]
14/05/2014 [Written Answers]...the way an area (details supplied) in County Tipperary can be considered for inclusion on the rural broadband strategy announced on 25 April, 2014 as they are presently not listed for inclusion; when the area will be included for high speed broadband; the reason the area did not ...Vol-841 Page [584]
14/05/2014 [Written Answers]...when an area (details supplied) in County Tipperary will be considered for inclusion on the rural broadband strategy announced on 25 April, 2014 as they are presently not listed for inclusion; when the area will be included for high speed broadband, the reason the area did not fe...Vol-841 Page [584]
14/05/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 115, 118 and 119 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. T...
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23/01/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will investigate the poor quality of service and inadequate signal by the National Broadband Service Providers 3 Company, as pockets of County Kerry (details supplied) especially in the area of Glenflesk, Killarney, Co. Kerry needs to be urgently addressed; and if he will m...Vol-827 Book-3 Page [912]
14/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will examine the very poor level of broadband service in Beaufort, County Kerry; if he will take into consideration the impact it is having on businesses in the area, a number of which operate from home; his views that this is a very poor level of service in 2014 and is cau...Vol-841 Page [586]
23/01/2014 [Written Answers] The broadband service contracted under the National Broadband Scheme (NBS) is a basic, affordable, scalable product in keeping with EU State Aid clearance for the Scheme in September 2007. Under the terms of the contract which my Department has in place with Hutchison 3G Ireland L...Vol-827 Book-3 Page [912]
14/05/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing: - a policy and regulatory f...Vol-841 Page [587]
11/10/2012 [Written Answers]...the extent to which high speed broadband is available in all regions throughout the country, urban and rural, without exception; when it is anticipated that the highest possible standard of service becomes available in all areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q....Vol-778 Book-2 Page [399]
11/10/2012 [Written Answers]...the areas or locations throughout the country which have shown the greatest deficiency and lack of availability in respect of high-speed broadband services on an annual basis throughout the country over the past five years; if he will outline the steps required and his intentions...Vol-778 Book-2 Page [399]
17/10/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans to upgrade the broadband capability of an area (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 144 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [762]
11/10/2012 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 124 and 125 together.
The Government has undertaken a number of initiatives in recent years to bring broadband to those parts of the country where operators have not offered services on a commercial basis. In the case of the National Broadband Sc...
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17/10/2013 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the provision on broadband in an area (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 146 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [762]
06/05/2014 [Written Answers]...the number of small towns and villages in County Kerry that are expected to be connected to the new State subsidised fibre broadband service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 275 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-840 Book-1 Page [168]
17/10/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 144 and 146 together.
Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of...
Vol-817 Book-3 Page [762]
06/05/2014 [Written Answers]...when he expects the town of Carrigallen in County Leitrim (details supplied) to be provided with fibre broadband under the the present roll out programme. [Q. No(s) 277 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-840 Book-1 Page [168]
06/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if sufficient investment has taken place to ensure the availability of adequate broadband facilities throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 284 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-840 Book-1 Page [168]
06/05/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 275, 277 and 284 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. ...
Vol-840 Book-1 Page [168]
15/04/2014 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the black spot for broadband in an area (details supplied) in County Galway; when this will be rectified; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 386 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-838 Book-1 Page [263]
15/04/2014 [Written Answers]...when it is intended to roll out broadband in rural areas in County Galway, specifically the Menlough area of County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 387 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-838 Book-1 Page [263]
15/04/2014 [Written Answers]...the broadband/internet services available for the residents of the Newcastle, Gneevebawn and Finea areas in County Westmeath. [Q. No(s) 388 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-838 Book-1 Page [263]
15/04/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 386 to 388, inclusive, together.
Since market liberalisation in 1999, the provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators who operate in a fully liberalise...
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15/04/2014 [Written Answers]...the proposals to improve broadband telecommunications coverage in an area (details supplied) in County Cavan in view of the ongoing concerns of local residents and businesses in regard to the poor availability of broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s)...Vol-838 Book-1 Page [265]
15/04/2014 [Written Answers] Since market liberalisation in 1999, the provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators who operate in a fully liberalised market, regulated by the independent regulator, the Commission for...Vol-838 Book-1 Page [265]
18/06/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will provide a progress report on the roll out of broadband and high speed broadband in the Lucan, Clondalkin, Rathcoole, Saggart, Newcastle and Palmerstown areas of County Dublin, individually; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 271 to Minister for Co...Vol-807 Book-2 Page [298]
15/04/2014 [Written Answers]...when he expects towns in County Meath to receive access to the fibre to the business network which was started in Claremorris, County Mayo this week; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 390 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-838 Book-1 Page [266]
18/06/2013 [Written Answers] Considerable progress has been made in recent years in both the coverage and speeds of national broadband infrastructure, with a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms.
The Government, through the National Broadband P...
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15/04/2014 [Written Answers] I attended the launch of e|net’s Fibre To The Business project, “e|net fibredirect” in Claremorris last week, referred to by the Deputy. This innovative product will use the Claremorris Metropolitan Area Network to make industry-strength broadband available to the businesses of Cla...Vol-838 Book-1 Page [267]
15/04/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will investigate and examine the very poor level of broadband service in Kilgobnet, Beaufort, County Kerry; if he will take into consideration the impact it is having on businesses in the area, a number of which operate from home and the fact it is inhibiting any growth wit...Vol-838 Book-1 Page [267]
12/03/2013 [Written Answers]...the total number of Udarás na Gaeltachta business units that have broadband; the number with broadband access with download speeds less than 5 Mbps; between 5 and 10 Mbps; between 10 to 30 Mbps; between 30 to 70 Mbps; between 70 to 100 Mbps; and more than 100 Mbps. [Q. No(s) 364 ...Vol-796 Book-1 Page [256]
15/04/2014 [Written Answers] Since market liberalisation in 1999, the provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators who operate in a fully liberalised market, regulated by the independent regulator, the Commission for...Vol-838 Book-1 Page [267]
12/03/2013 [Written Answers] I understand that all tenants in business units owned by Údarás na Gaeltachta make their own arrangements with various broadband suppliers, depending on the options available in the areas in question.
I am advised also that virtually all Údarás na Gaeltachta properties could po...
Vol-796 Book-1 Page [256]
26/09/2012 [Written Answers]...in view of the recent publication of the new National Broadband Plan, the plans in place to bring high speed broadband to an area (details supplied) in County Kildare; the process that residents in this area should follow to secure such a service; if his attention has been drawn ...Vol-776 Book-1 Page [201]
26/09/2012 [Written Answers]...in view of the recent publication of the new National Broadband Plan, the plans in place to bring high speed broadband to an area (details supplied) in County Kildare; the process that residents in this area should follow to secure such a service; if his attention has been drawn ...Vol-776 Book-1 Page [202]
26/09/2012 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 112 and 113 together.
The specific areas referred to in the Deputy’s question are covered by the on-going National Broadband Scheme (NBS) provided by 3 Ireland. Under the terms of the NBS contract, 3 is obliged to provide contractually-agreed ser...
Vol-776 Book-1 Page [202]
24/10/2013 [Written Answers]...the extent to which broadband, state of the art technology is available in all areas throughout the country; the way this compares with other EU or non-EU competing States; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 160 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Nat...Vol-818 Book-3 Page [851]
24/10/2013 [Written Answers] Regulation of the electronic communications market, including the gathering of market data and publication of national statistical reports, is the responsibility of the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg). ComReg, has established a callcosts website www.callcosts.ie ...Vol-818 Book-3 Page [851]
13/03/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans to provide high quality broadband in rural areas and in towns of a population of less than 1500 people; when he expects the roll-out of such services, the up-load speeds and down-loads speeds proposed, the proposed investment by the State in these services;; and if he w...Vol-796 Book-2 Page [628]
19/11/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans to improve the broadband service in Cloghan, County Offaly and the surrounding area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 395 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-821 Book-2 Page [495]
13/03/2013 [Written Answers] Considerable progress has been made in recent years in both the coverage and speeds of national broadband infrastructure, with a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms.
The Government, through the National Broadband P...
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19/11/2013 [Written Answers]...the action he will take to improve broadband in an area (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 404 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-821 Book-2 Page [495]
20/06/2013 [Written Answers]...further to Parliamentary Question No. 413 of 14 May 2013, the up to date position in relation to Electric Ireland's joint venture on fibre deployment here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 154 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-807 Book-4 Page [965]
19/11/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 395 and 404 together.
Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of...
Vol-821 Book-2 Page [495]
20/06/2013 [Written Answers] The position I outlined in responding to the previous question remains unchanged. The ESB is continuing its consideration of the prospect of utilising its network to rollout fibre services. To this end, it sought expressions of interest in 2012 for a joint venture with the teleco...Vol-807 Book-4 Page [965]
20/06/2013 [Written Answers]...further to Parliamentary Question No. 413 of 14 May 2013, the up to date position in relation to Electric Ireland's joint venture on fibre deployment here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 155 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-807 Book-4
13/03/2013 [Written Answers]...if there is a Metropolitan Area Network, MAN, of fibre optic in Boyle, County Roscommon; and, if not, if there is a proposal to roll one out. [Q. No(s) 130 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-796 Book-2 Page [630]
08/04/2014 [Written Answers]...the steps he is taking to ensure that businesses in County Meath can access high speed broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 338 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-837 Book-1 Page [280]
11/02/2014 [Written Answers]...the progress that has been made to make broadband available in Sallybrook, Glanmire, County Cork; the timeframe before the whole area will have coverage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 348 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-830 Book-1 Page [300]
12/11/2013 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to ongoing problems with service and slow speeds under the national broadband scheme; if plans are in place to improve this service in areas of County Galway (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 255 to Minist...Vol-820 Book-3 Page [515]
13/03/2013 [Written Answers]...if there is a metropolitan area network in Boyle, County Roscommon; is it possible to connect it to this national ESB fibre network which would give Boyle a high speed network that would place it favourably as a location for e-commerce; and if not, is there some way that the Boyl...Vol-796 Book-2 Page [630]
08/04/2014 [Written Answers] Since market liberalisation in 1999, the provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators who operate in a fully liberalised market, regulated by the independent regulator, the Commission for...Vol-837 Book-1 Page [280]
11/02/2014 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse ...Vol-830 Book-1 Page [300]
19/11/2013 [Written Answers]...the level of broadband service currently available to residents in a rural area (details supplied) in County Donegal; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the service currently provided is inadequate; the measures in place to improve the service; and if he will make a...Vol-821 Book-2 Page [496]
12/11/2013 [Written Answers] The broadband service contracted under National Broadband Scheme (NBS) is a basic, affordable, scalable product in keeping with EU State Aid clearance for the Scheme in September 2007. Under the terms of the contract which my Department has in place with Hutchison 3G Ireland Ltd (...Vol-820 Book-3 Page [515]
13/03/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 130 and 131 together.
There is no Metropolitan Area Network (MANS) in Boyle nor are there plans for a new Metropolitan Area Network in this area. The Government however recognises the need to ensure that high speed broadband is available in all ...
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04/12/2012 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the 3 network in an area (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 358 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-785 Book-1 Page [268]
21/01/2014 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the lack of broadband service in the Kinlough area of North Leitrim; if he will, through his Department and the local authority provide any solution regarding this lack of vital modern communications infrastructure for this community; and if he ...Vol-827 Book-1 Page [277]
19/11/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse ...Vol-821 Book-2 Page [496]
04/12/2012 [Written Answers] I wish to advise that my Department’s officials have been engaged in ongoing contact with “3”, the National Broadband Scheme (“NBS”) service provider since it was made aware of recent service performance problems being experienced by some NBS customers in Co. Kerry. I understand t...Vol-785 Book-1 Page [268]
21/01/2014 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the lack of broadband service in the Strandhill, Kilmakeon and Knocknarea areas of Co Sligo; if he will, through his Department and the local authority provide any solution regarding this lack of vital modern communications infrastructure for th...Vol-827 Book-1 Page [277]
21/01/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 403 and 404 together.
Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of...
Vol-827 Book-1 Page [277]
12/03/2013 [Written Answers]...in the interest of choice and price competitiveness, if he will reconsider his policy towards an over reliance on individual private sector broadband service providers to deliver this service in rural areas including Newtowncashel, County Longford. [Q. No(s) 377 to Minister for C...Vol-796 Book-1 Page [261]
12/03/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market is fully liberalised and is regulated by the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), in accordance with an EU Regulatory Framework. It has been liberalised since 1999 and has developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multip...Vol-796 Book-1 Page [261]
18/06/2013 [Written Answers]...his views on whether the High Court order requiring UPC, Vodafone, O2, Imagine, Digiweb and 3 to block a website (details supplied) conflicts with the stated opinion (details further supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 285 to Minister for Communica...Vol-807 Book-2 Page [308]
05/03/2013 [Written Answers]...the progress that is being made in bringing broadband to rural areas in County Meath, particularly in the Kilbride area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 322 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-795 Book-1 Page [310]
18/06/2013 [Written Answers]...following the High Court order requiring UPC, Vodafone, O2, Imagine, Digiweb and 3 to block a website (details supplied), his views on whether internet service providers need to install and operate technology such as deep packet inspection; if so, the safeguards that are in place...Vol-807 Book-2 Page [308]
05/03/2013 [Written Answers] I refer to my reply to your Question No. 434 dated 12th February 2013. As outlined in my response to you, broadband provision through private and State investment means that Ireland has met the EU Commission’s Digital Agenda for Europe 2013 target of having a basic broadband servi...Vol-795 Book-1 Page [311]
18/06/2013 [Written Answers]...following the High Court order requiring UPC, Vodafone, O2, Imagine, Digiweb and 3 to block the a website (details supplied) the process and the way in which websites or destinations can be added to this Court Order; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 287 to...Vol-807 Book-2 Page [309]
08/04/2014 [Written Answers]...the position regarding broadband in respect of an area (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 343 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-837 Book-1 Page [282]
21/01/2014 [Written Answers]...the ongoing steps that are being taken to improve the quality of broadband service throughout County Kildare with particular reference to the areas of Timahoe and Coill Dubh with the objective of achieving the highest possible quality and speed in these areas; and if he will make...Vol-827 Book-1 Page [279]
18/06/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 285 to 287, inclusive, together.
As Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources I have overall responsibility for electronic communications policy, but I have no responsibility in relation to the actions of persons conducting illegal...
Vol-807 Book-2 Page [309]
04/12/2012 [Written Answers]...the position regarding access to broadband in respect of residents of an area (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 362 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-785 Book-1 Page [270]
08/04/2014 [Written Answers] Since market liberalisation in 1999, the provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators who operate in a fully liberalised market, regulated by the independent regulator, the Commission for...Vol-837 Book-1 Page [283]
21/01/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to improve the broadband service in Cloghan, County Offaly and the surrounding area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 409 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-827 Book-1 Page [279]
04/12/2012 [Written Answers] Since market liberalisation in 1999, broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators. The State only becomes involved in the provision of services in instances of clear market failure. The National Broadband Scheme (NBS) and the more recent...Vol-785 Book-1 Page [270]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding broadband. [Q. No(s) 294 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-834 Book-1 Page [244]
21/01/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 407 and 409 together.
Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity o...
Vol-827 Book-1 Page [279]
05/03/2013 [Written Answers]...when the sub-standard of broadband provision to Ardagh, County Longford will be improved, in view of the fact that it is dependent on the upgrading of the telephone exchange; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 324 to Minister for Communications, Energy and N...Vol-795 Book-1 Page [312]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers] The broadband service contracted under National Broadband Scheme (NBS) is a basic, affordable, scalable product in keeping with EU State Aid clearance for the Scheme in September 2007. Under the terms of the contract which my Department has in place with Hutchison 3G Ireland Ltd (t...Vol-834 Book-1 Page [245]
21/01/2014 [Written Answers]...his views regarding a submission (details supplied); if there are grants or funding available as suggested to address the issue as outlined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 408 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-827 Book-1 Page [280]
05/03/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been liberalised since 1999 and thus the delivery of broadband services is a matter, in the first instance, for private sector commercial operators who are licensed and regulated by the independent regulator, the Commission for Communications...Vol-795 Book-1 Page [312]
21/01/2014 [Written Answers] The Deputy's correspondent has been misinformed. The company referred to in the Question is not in receipt of State grants or funding in relation to the rollout of broadband services. Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the ...Vol-827 Book-1 Page [280]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to provide a broadband service to the residents of an area (details supplied); when this area will receive a broadband service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 296 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-834 Book-1 Page [245]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will set out the investments by the commercial sector and by the State underway in County Mayo in both fixed line and wireless high speed broadband services pursuant to the Government's National Broadband Plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 309 to...Vol-834 Book-1 Page [246]
08/04/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will investigate and examine the reason there is no broadband service in Rossbeigh, Glenbeigh, County Kerry, (details supplied); his views that this is an appalling level of service in 2014 and is causing a huge inconvenience to all potential users and needs to be addressed...Vol-837 Book-1 Page [285]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide an update on the mapping of fixed line and wireless broadband services in County Mayo and nationwide; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 310 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-834 Book-1 Page [246]
21/01/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will expedite the provision of broadband services in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 411 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-827 Book-1 Page [282]
08/04/2014 [Written Answers] I refer the reply to Question Number 331 of 1 April which addresses the issues raised by the Deputy.Vol-837 Book-1 Page [285]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will review the provision of broadband services available in rural areas (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 314 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-834 Book-1 Page [246]
21/01/2014 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse ...Vol-827 Book-1 Page [282]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will review the provision of broadband services available in rural areas (details supplied) in County Offaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 315 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-834 Book-1 Page [246]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding broadband; if there is a timeframe for this project to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 318 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-834 Book-1 Page [246]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...the extent to which he has identified the existence of particular black spots throughout the country is relation to the availability of broadband services; when he expects such issues to be addressed in full with particular reference to meeting the needs of the business, domestic...Vol-834 Book-1 Page [246]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 296, 309, 310, 314, 315, 318 and 328 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citize...
Vol-834 Book-1 Page [246]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...his views on the poor broadband service in Ballinagore, County Westmeath; and if a telephone mast is being considered for the area. [Q. No(s) 298 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-834 Book-1 Page [247]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers] The provision of broadband services is, in the first instance, a matter for the commercial service providers operating in the Irish market. Where there is evidence of poor broadband service this should be raised firstly with the service provider. Failing resolution of the issue, th...Vol-834 Book-1 Page [247]
16/10/2012 [Written Answers]...the way the new national broadband plan will be delivered in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 390 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-778 Book-3 Page [727]
16/10/2012 [Written Answers] The Government’s recently-published National Broadband Plan aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of at least 30Mbps are available to all of our citizens and businesses well in advance of the EU’s target date of 2020, and t...Vol-778 Book-3 Page [727]
24/10/2013 [Written Answers]...when he expects the availability of high-speed broadband to extend to all areas throughout the country; the steps necessary to bring about same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 166 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-818 Book-3 Page [855]
21/03/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans to upgrade the Eircom network in Kilcoole, County Wicklow, such that third parties, for example Sky Broadband can provide broadband service to residents in the area; the time frame of any such plans; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 161 to Minist...Vol-797 Book-2 Page [534]
24/10/2013 [Written Answers] The Government's National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing: a policy and regulatory fr...Vol-818 Book-3 Page [855]
21/03/2013 [Written Answers] Decisions by commercial telecommunications operators, including Eircom, in relation to investing in infrastructure or new services are taken on purely commercial grounds, having regard to the likely return on the investment in question.
I therefore have no role or function in rel...
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07/03/2013 [Written Answers]...the plans in place to roll out broadband in the Oldtown, Ballyboughal, Naul and Garristown areas of north County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 151 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-795 Book-3 Page [868]
06/03/2013 [Written Answers]...his views on the importance of having in place high quality broadband at Carraroe, County Sligo where there is a high level of retail activity and small and medium enterprises located in County Sligo; the reason Eircom is not proceeding to activate from their exchange at Carraroe...Vol-795 Book-2 Page [643]
22/11/2012 [Written Answers]...the reason Ballynacargy, County Westmeath does not come under the national broadband scheme in view of the fact that they are deprived of what is now considered to be an essential service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 140 to Minister...Vol-784 Book-1 Page [179]
07/03/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been liberalised since 1999 and since then has developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms. Details of broadband services availabl...Vol-795 Book-3 Page [869]
06/03/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been liberalised since 1999 and thus the delivery of broadband services is a matter, in the first instance, for private sector commercial operators who are licensed and regulated by the independent regulator, the Commission for Communications...Vol-795 Book-2 Page [643]
22/11/2012 [Written Answers] The provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services, is a matter in the first instance for private sector service providers operating in a liberalised market, regulated by the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg). Broadband services are provided...Vol-784 Book-1 Page [179]
11/02/2014 [Written Answers]...if his Department can assist with the roll-out of fibre optic broadband to rural areas envisaged by the ESB Electronic Communications Networks (Amendment) Bill 2013 under the rural development programme of the Common Agricultural Policy; and if he will make a statement on the mat...Vol-830 Book-1 Page [308]
07/03/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will confirm if the feasibility of using the existing electricity grid network for the provision of broadband internet services has been examined; if so if his policy favours the use of using such technology to bring broadband internet access to remote locations; and if he ...Vol-795 Book-3 Page [870]
11/02/2014 [Written Answers] The LEADER elements of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP) will primarily address Priority 6 of the European Union priorities for rural development which is promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas.
Preparatory work i...
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07/03/2013 [Written Answers] It has been Government policy for some time that State entities should avail of commercial opportunities to facilitate the deployment of infrastructure to the telecommunications market. A number of commercial State companies and non-commercial State bodies are currently leveraging...Vol-795 Book-3 Page [870]
30/05/2013 [Written Answers]...his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding the lack of broadband facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 175 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-805 Book-3 Page [902]
30/05/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland's telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. This market is regulated by Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg). The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supp...Vol-805 Book-3 Page [902]
07/05/2014 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the roll out of broadband for the Kerry Pike area, County Cork. [Q. No(s) 133 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-840 Book-2 Page [395]
07/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if and when broadband will become available to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 134 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-840 Book-2 Page [395]
07/05/2014 [Written Answers]...his views on the inclusion of the area of Killorglin, County Kerry in the list of locations for fibre build out as part of the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 135 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-840 Book-2 Page [395]
07/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will add Ballybunion to the indicative list of locations to be connected by fibre as part of the State intervention under the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 136 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-840 Book-2 Page [395]
07/05/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 133 to 136, inclusive, together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and busines...
Vol-840 Book-2 Page [395]
17/12/2013 [Written Answers]...further to Parliamentary Question No. 251 of 5 December 2013, if he will make provision for the inclusion of ducting to bring the much needed high speed broadband into South Kerry as part of the Greenway between Glenbeigh and Caherciveen, County Kerry, old railway line; and if he...Vol-825 Book-1 Page [314]
17/12/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland's telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The State can only intervene to ensure access to broadband services in areas where the competitive market fails to deliver such services, as in th...Vol-825 Book-1 Page [314]
17/12/2013 [Written Answers]...the measures undertaken by his Department in relation to improving fibre connections as a percentage of broadband access network; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 354 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-825 Book-1 Page [316]
17/12/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The State can only intervene to ensure access to broadband services in areas where the competitive market fails to deliver such services, as in th...Vol-825 Book-1 Page [316]
12/02/2013 [Written Answers]...the progress made in bringing broadband to rural areas (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 434 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-792 Book-1 Page [246]
13/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if the contract for the 3 National Broadband Service which was awarded in 2008 has been monitored; if the terms of the contract have been fulfilled; if his attention has been drawn to the areas serviced by this contract who still have no broadband service; and if he will make a s...Vol-841 Page [258]
12/02/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been liberalised since 1999 and since then has developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms. Details of broadband services availabl...Vol-792 Book-1 Page [246]
13/05/2014 [Written Answers] The broadband service contracted under National Broadband Scheme (NBS) is a basic, affordable, product in keeping with EU State Aid clearance for the Scheme in September 2007. Broadband services under the NBS are available since October 2010 from “3”, the NBS service provider, to p...Vol-841 Page [258]
14/05/2013 [Written Answers]...the percentage of residents in County Louth that currently have access to broadband; the steps that are being taken to rectify this problem and provide for broadband availability across the entire county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 407 to Minister fo...Vol-803 Book-1 Page [287]
13/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will investigate and examine the poor level of broadband service in Glencuttane, Beaufort, County Kerry (details supplied); his views that this is an appalling level of service in 2014 and is causing a huge inconvenience to all users and needs to be addressed immediately; a...Vol-841 Page [259]
14/05/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, who provide services over a diver...Vol-803 Book-1 Page [287]
13/05/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing a policy and regulatory fram...Vol-841 Page [259]
13/05/2014 [Written Answers]...on foot of the recent announcement in relation to the rural broadband scheme, his plans for the type of broadband for the Annagassan area in County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 431 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-841 Page [261]
10/12/2013 [Written Answers]...his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding 3G; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 320 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-824 Book-1 Page [224]
13/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide a full breakdown of all areas in County Louth who will have access to fibre optic broadband; the date set for the roll out of this scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 432 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ...Vol-841 Page [261]
10/12/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-824 Book-1 Page [225]
13/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will ensure broadband is provided for Rathconnell, Clonlost, Macetown and Cullion in County Westmeath. [Q. No(s) 433 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-841 Page [261]
13/05/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 431 to 433, inclusive, together.
Since market liberalisation in 1999, the provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators who operate in a fully liberalise...
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13/05/2014 [Written Answers]...when it is proposed to ensure that all areas of the country have a minimum broadband service of 30mb; the expected date of the completion of the roll-out of this service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 435 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natur...Vol-841 Page [263]
13/05/2014 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the widespread concern in relation to the poor quality of broadband service available for households and businesses in an area (details supplied) in County Cavan; if he will outline the proposals to improve broadband connectivity without further...Vol-841 Page [264]
13/05/2014 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the national broadband plan in relation to County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 441 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-841 Page [264]
13/05/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 435, 440 and 441 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. T...
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13/05/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to ensure adequate coverage of areas (details supplied) which at present have no broadband coverage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 436 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-841 Page [265]
14/05/2013 [Written Answers]...the level of broadband telecommunications infrastructure available in Bailieboro, County Cavan and the area serviced by the telephone exchange in that town; the proposals, if any, there are to upgrade this broadband connectivity; when such upgrading will be undertaken; and if he ...Vol-803 Book-1 Page [291]
13/05/2014 [Written Answers] The provision of mobile telecommunications services networks within the wider competitive electronic communications market is subject to a requirement to secure a wireless telegraphy licence to access the required radio spectrum. The award of such licenses, the imposition of terms ...Vol-841 Page [265]
14/05/2013 [Written Answers] The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, who provide services over a diverse range of technology platforms. Details of broadband services available in each County, including County Cavan, can be found on ComReg...Vol-803 Book-1 Page [291]
23/10/2012 [Written Answers]...his views on the importance of having in place high quality broadband at Carraroe, County Sligo where there is a high level of retail activity and small and medium enterprises located in Sligo; the reason Eircom is not proceeding to activate from their exchange at Carraroe; if th...Vol-780 Book-1 Page [325]
23/10/2012 [Written Answers]...his views on the importance of having in place high quality broadband at Carraroe, County Sligo, where there is a high level of retail activity and small and medium enterprises located in County Sligo; the reason Eircom is not proceeding to activate from their exchange at Carraro...Vol-780 Book-1 Page [325]
23/10/2012 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 391 and 394 together.
The Government remains firmly committed to ensuring that all businesses and citizens have access to high-speed, high quality broadband. This commitment is set out in the Government’s recently-published National Broadband Pla...
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23/10/2012 [Written Answers]...his views on a matter (details supplied) regrading broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 396 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-780 Book-1 Page [328]
23/10/2012 [Written Answers] The State is not a provider of telecommunication services, except in instances of clear market failure such as in the cases of both the National and Rural Broadband Schemes. Such interventions are always subject to EU State Aid clearance to ensure no unacceptable level of market d...Vol-780 Book-1 Page [328]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...the extent to which comparisons continue to be made with the quality, scale, standard and availability of broadband and mobile telephony in this jurisdiction with that available in other EU and non-EU competing jurisdictions; if the upgrading required is adequately provided for; ...Vol-834 Book-1 Page [257]
26/03/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will provide information on the current standard of broadband provided to second level schools in Longford and Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 360 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-797 Book-3 Page [823]
11/03/2014 [Written Answers]...if the quality and standard of communication technology in this jurisdiction is sufficiently advanced to compete on the global stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 322 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-834 Book-1 Page [257]
26/03/2013 [Written Answers] All post-primary schools in Ireland will have a 100 Mbps broadband connection installed by the end of 2014, through a project jointly funded by my Department and the Department of Education and Skills (DES).
The national rollout, which commenced in 2012, will be completed on an ...
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11/03/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 321 and 322 together.
Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999. It has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of tec...
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26/03/2013 [Written Answers]...if there are procedures in place to support relatively new broadband internet service providers in increasing quality broadband provision for those citizens residing in areas not served by fixed line providers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 362 to Minis...Vol-797 Book-3 Page [824]
26/03/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-797 Book-3 Page [824]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans to improve broadband coverage in an area (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 393 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-794 Book-1 Page [242]
26/03/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will clarify the reason not all of County Waterford, with particular reference to places including Faithlegg, Cheekpoint and Tramore are not covered by the national broadband scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 363 to Minister for Communications...Vol-797 Book-3 Page [825]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been liberalised since 1999 and since then has developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms. Details of broadband services availabl...Vol-794 Book-1 Page [242]
07/11/2012 [Written Answers]...if he will provide an update on the implementation of the Next Generation Broadband Programme to-date; if he will outline his plans for enhancing broadband coverage in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 125 to Minister for Communications, Energy...Vol-781 Book-2 Page [907]
26/03/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-797 Book-3 Page [825]
07/11/2012 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published recently, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of at least 30Mbps are available to all of our citizens and businesses, well in advance of the EU’s target date of ...Vol-781 Book-2 Page [907]
04/07/2013 [Written Answers]...the current proposals to extend modern high-speed broadband facilities including fibre optics to the area of Rathcoffey, Donadea and Naas, County Kildare with particular reference to the requirement of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement...Vol-809 Book-4 Page [1047]
26/03/2013 [Written Answers]...the definition of an acceptable broadband speed under the national broadband scheme; the recourse open to householders dissatisfied with the coverage offered by the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 364 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Nat...Vol-797 Book-3 Page [826]
08/10/2013 [Written Answers]...when broadband will be rolled out in the Abbeyshrule area in Longford, Carrickboy and Ballymahon as localities nearby can avail of this service already; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 355 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-816 Book-1 Page [275]
04/07/2013 [Written Answers] Considerable progress has been made in recent years in both the coverage and speeds of national broadband infrastructure, with a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms.
The Government has also undertaken a number of i...
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26/03/2013 [Written Answers] The broadband service contracted under National Broadband Scheme (NBS) is a basic, affordable, scalable product in keeping with EU State Aid clearance for the Scheme. Under the terms of the contract which my Department has in place with “3”, the NBS service provider, the NBS mobil...Vol-797 Book-3 Page [826]
08/10/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse ...Vol-816 Book-1 Page [276]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans to extend the provision of broadband to an area (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 399 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-794 Book-1 Page [244]
19/09/2012 [Written Answers]...if he will upgrade the inferior broadband in Ballydesmond to uncongested high speed broadband (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 147 to Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-775 Book-1 Page [192]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been liberalised since 1999 and since then has developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms. Details of broadband services availabl...Vol-794 Book-1 Page [244]
19/09/2012 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of at least 30Mbps are available to all of our citizens and businesses, well in advance of the EU’s target date of...Vol-775 Book-1 Page [192]
02/10/2012 [Written Answers]...his policy regarding the provision of uncongested high speed broadband to industry as in some areas where large scale employers are located (details supplied) and in view of the fact that these companies have not got required Mbps speeds; and if he will examine these two location...Vol-776 Book-3 Page [841]
02/10/2012 [Written Answers]...if he will in conjunction with the Industrial Development Agency and Enterprise Ireland participate in the National mapping exercise being conducted in the National Broadband Plan to identify priority areas for upgrading to uncongested high speed broadband where currently there a...Vol-776 Book-3 Page [841]
04/07/2013 [Written Answers]...with reference to the announcement on 1 July 2013 of a plan to map broadband services across the country with a view to establishing comprehensive connectivity by 2015, if he will describe the methodology that will underpin this mapping exercise; and if he will make a statement o...Vol-809 Book-4 Page [1048]
02/10/2012 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 341 and 342 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of at least 30Mbps are available to all of our citizens a...
Vol-776 Book-3 Page [842]
04/07/2013 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August last, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of 30Mbps are available to all of our citizens and businesses, and in advance of the EU’s target date of 2020...Vol-809 Book-4 Page [1048]
26/11/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans to deliver access to fibre based broadband for small and medium enterprises in Counties Longford and Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 435 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-822 Book-3 Page [575]
26/11/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse ...Vol-822 Book-3 Page [575]
20/11/2012 [Written Answers]...if he has been briefed by ComReg on their recent document Price regulation of Bundled Offers, 12/63; his views on this proposal and if it significantly disadvantages broadband users in rural areas; his views on whether ComReg should undertake a market analysis of rural and urban ...Vol-783 Book-2 Page [495]
08/10/2013 [Written Answers]...the steps his Department, along with private operators, are taking to make sure there is high speed broadband available in an area (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 361 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural R...Vol-816 Book-1 Page [279]
20/11/2012 [Written Answers] The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is independent in the exercise of its functions in accordance with the provisions of the Communications Regulation Act 2002, as amended.
I understand from ComReg that the purpose of document 12/63 was to revisit the existing r...
Vol-783 Book-2 Page [495]
08/10/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse ...Vol-816 Book-1 Page [279]
20/11/2012 [Written Answers]...his plans to include a village (details supplied) in County Dublin in the national broadband plan; if not, can it be included in the plan as surrounding towns and villages are included in the plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 429 to Minister for Commu...Vol-783 Book-2 Page [496]
08/10/2013 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties with the 3 network and internet connectivity in the the Nire Valley /Hanora's Cottage area; the measures being taken to remedy same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 364 to Minister for Communications, En...Vol-816 Book-1 Page [282]
20/11/2012 [Written Answers] The Government accepts that the widespread availability of high speed broadband is a key requirement in delivering future economic and social development. With basic broadband services now widely available across Ireland, the challenge is to accelerate the roll out of high speed s...Vol-783 Book-2 Page [496]
08/10/2013 [Written Answers] Under the terms of the National Broadband Scheme (NBS) contract which my Department has in place with Hutchison 3G Ireland Ltd (trading as “3”), the NBS mobile wireless service currently offers minimum download and upload speeds of 2.3Mbps and 1.4Mbps respectively, subject to a max...Vol-816 Book-1 Page [282]
02/10/2012 [Written Answers]...if he will provide an update on the progress of the broadband for schools scheme; the number of schools who have received high school broadband to date as part of the scheme; the number of schools still waiting for access; when he anticipates the roll out of the scheme will be co...Vol-776 Book-3 Page [846]
02/10/2012 [Written Answers] In 2009, under the initial pilot phase of this project, a total of 78 post primary schools were provided with 100Mbps broadband. I subsequently announced the full rollout of 100Mbps to all second level schools in Ireland, to be completed over a 3 year period commencing in 2012.
...
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26/02/2013 [Written Answers]...the reason his Department’s website is misleading in relation to the delivering of broadband to certain parts of County Longford, as it states that broadband is available in areas where in fact, it is not; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 409 to Minister f...Vol-794 Book-1 Page [250]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers] In terms of telecommunications policy, my Department plays a key role in providing a supportive legislative and regulatory environment within which competition can flourish and private sector investment can take place. The Government has undertaken a number of initiatives to bring...Vol-794 Book-1 Page [251]
26/11/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will report on the progress of mapping project to ascertain broadband provision across the country, if he will indicate when the project will be completed and the estimated time-frame for the sanctions by the EU of the State-aid required to develop broadband services in ide...Vol-822 Book-3 Page [580]
27/11/2012 [Written Answers]...the time frame in which he will ensure that there is an adequate broadband provision throughout rural Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 462 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-784 Book-2 Page [470]
26/11/2013 [Written Answers] The objective of the national mapping exercise under the National Broadband Plan is to identify and map current and planned broadband services, both basic and next generation access (NGA). The process for participating in the mapping exercise has been published on my Department’s w...Vol-822 Book-3 Page [581]
27/11/2012 [Written Answers] The Government accepts that the widespread availability of high speed broadband is a key requirement in delivering future economic and social development. With basic broadband services now widely available across Ireland, the challenge is to accelerate the roll out of high speed s...Vol-784 Book-2 Page [470]
05/02/2013 [Written Answers]...if correspondence (details supplied) in relation to the national broadband scheme is an example of an isolated incident or if it is common place; if he will engage with the provider in question and Comreg to ascertain if the provider's obligations are being met and if not, the re...Vol-791 Book-1 Page [310]
05/02/2013 [Written Answers] The broadband service contracted under National Broadband Scheme (NBS) is a basic, affordable, scalable product in keeping with EU State Aid clearance for the Scheme. Under the terms of the contract which my Department has in place with “3”, the NBS service provider, the NBS mobil...Vol-791 Book-1 Page [310]
05/02/2013 [Written Answers]...if he has reviewed the operation of the Broadband Delivery UK within the British Department of Culture, Media and Sport which acts as a central co-ordinating unit for the rollout of superfast broadband across the UK; his views on whether there would be advantages to the establish...Vol-791 Book-1 Page [315]
05/02/2013 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan, which I published on 30th August last, commits to high speed broadband availability across the country, well in advance of the EU’s target date of 2020. Specifically, it commits to:
- 70Mbps to 100Mbps will be available from the commercial market opera...
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29/05/2013 [Written Answers]...the plans he has for the type of broadband for the Tullyallen area, County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 154 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-805 Book-2 Page [671]
29/05/2013 [Written Answers] The Government, through the National Broadband Plan, which I published on 30th August last year, has recognised that the key imperative now is to ensure high speed broadband availability to all. Specifically, the Plan commits to:
- 70 Mbps to 100 Mbps available from the commercial...
Vol-805 Book-2 Page [671]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers]...the extent to which standard, quality and speed of broadband here currently compares with the best available worldwide; his plans to maximise this country's position in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 413 to Minister for Communications, Energ...Vol-794 Book-1 Page [253]
17/07/2013 [Written Answers]...the extent to which he has identified the existence of particular black spots throughout the country in relation to the availability of broadband services; when he expects such issues to be address in full with particular reference to meeting the needs of the business, domestic a...Vol-812 Book-1 Page [259]
26/02/2013 [Written Answers] There has been significant growth in the take up of broadband services and contracted speeds in Ireland in recent years. The most recent telecommunications data report by the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), reveals that the number of broadband subscribers has mo...Vol-794 Book-1 Page [253]
17/07/2013 [Written Answers]...when the full scale of anticipated modern high-speed broadband services are likely to become available in all regions throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 169 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-812 Book-1 Page [259]
26/03/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will consider initiatives to incentivise the role out of free Wi-Fi in city and town centres; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 124 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-835 Book-2 Page [883]
17/07/2013 [Written Answers]...the extent to which it is expected that the quality and extent of broadband services here is likely to achieve world class standards with particular reference to the availability of such services throughout the industrial, educational, domestic and medical services; and if he wil...Vol-812 Book-1 Page [259]
26/03/2014 [Written Answers] The provision of electronic communications services is, in the first instance, a matter for private sector service providers. Broadband services may be provided over various platforms (i.e. over telephone lines, co-axial cable, mobile, fixed wireless, fibre and satellite). WiFi tec...Vol-835 Book-2 Page [883]
17/07/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 168 to 170, inclusive, together.
The Digital Agenda for Europe set out specific targets for the achievement of high speed broadband services across all Member States. Ireland’s National Broadband Plan which I published in August last, aims to rad...
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18/04/2013 [Written Answers]...his views regarding fibre optic broadband (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 169 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-800 Book-1 Page [163]
19/02/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will report on the Irish fibre-to-the-building broadband sector; his views on whether there is sufficient choice available for Irish broadband users in the MDU sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 466 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Na...Vol-793 Book-1 Page [321]
18/04/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-800 Book-1 Page [163]
19/02/2013 [Written Answers] Approximately €1 billion is being invested in Ireland by existing companies in fibre infrastructure which will deliver broadband speeds of 30 Mbps to 150 Mbps bits per second to most homes and businesses. This investment will provide significant choice to the consumer. While fibr...Vol-793 Book-1 Page [321]
19/02/2013 [Written Answers]...if Eircom have plans to upgrade an exchange located in Cloghan County Offaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 467 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-793 Book-1 Page [322]
09/05/2013 [Written Answers]...the plans there are for broadband roll out specifically for the Billinter/Bective area south east of Navan and all other rural areas in counties Meath and Westmeath. [Q. No(s) 133 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-802 Book-3 Page [662]
19/02/2013 [Written Answers] Decisions by private operators relating to investment in infrastructure to provide broadband services, includinging the upgrading of an exchange, are taken purely on commercial grounds, having regard to the cost of service provision and the anticipated revenue returns from any such...Vol-793 Book-1 Page [322]
09/05/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland's telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, who provide services over a diver...Vol-802 Book-3 Page [662]
25/09/2013 [Written Answers]...when a sufficient broadband service will become available in an area (details supplied) in County Tipperary as the homes and businesses in this area are finding it extremely difficult to operate without a sufficient service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s...Vol-814 Book-3 Page [791]
23/04/2013 [Written Answers]...when the 30 Mbps minimum national broadband penetration plan will be rolled out to the rural area surrounding Dungarvan, County Waterford. [Q. No(s) 415 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-800 Book-3 Page [515]
25/09/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse ...Vol-814 Book-3 Page [791]
23/04/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-800 Book-3 Page [515]
17/10/2012 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the availability of broadband in an area (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 200 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-779 Book-1 Page [290]
19/02/2013 [Written Answers]...if the cut of €7 billion from the €9.2bn earmarked by the EU to meet the digital agenda goals of 100Mbps for half of Europe will have any impact on the Government's national broadband plan, especially in rural Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 471 ...Vol-793 Book-1 Page [324]
17/10/2012 [Written Answers] The State is not a provider of telecommunication services, except in instances of clear market failure such as in the cases of both the National and Rural Broadband Schemes. Such interventions are always subject to EU State Aid clearance to ensure no unacceptable level of market d...Vol-779 Book-1 Page [290]
19/02/2013 [Written Answers] On 8 February the European Council reached an agreement on the EU Budget Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-20. The Regulation will now be the subject of agreement by the Council and requires the consent of the European Parliament before it is adopted. While the proposed cut to...Vol-793 Book-1 Page [324]
10/10/2012 [Written Answers]...the way he intends to monitor the progress of the new national broadband plan; if he has contingency plans in the event of difficulties achieving targets; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 150 to Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-778 Book-1 Page [209]
10/10/2012 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) is a comprehensive strategy to deliver high speed broadband across Ireland and covers a wide range of policy actions. While the primary focus is directed towards the national mapping exercise that will determine the exact position in relation to e...Vol-778 Book-1 Page [209]
19/02/2013 [Written Answers]...if, with regard to the delivery of the national broadband plan, his Department has completed its engagement with the commercial service providers to identify those parts of the country which the commercial market will serve; if not, when he expects such engagement to be completed...Vol-793 Book-1 Page [325]
19/02/2013 [Written Answers] During the preparation of the National Broadband Plan which I published in August last, the commercial market operators indicated that they expect to provide 70 Mbps to 100 Mbps services to 50% of the population by 2015. The commercial sector is already making these investments in...Vol-793 Book-1 Page [325]
18/12/2012 [Written Answers]...if he will outline the steps a citizen can take when attempting to remedy a problem with broadband internet access which has been provided by the telecommunications company awarded the national broadband scheme contract when efforts to resolve the issue with the company have not ...Vol-787 Book-3 Page [327]
18/12/2012 [Written Answers] In December 2008, my Department entered into a contract with Hutchison 3G Ireland Ltd (“3”) for the delivery of the National Broadband Scheme (NBS), following the conclusion of a competitive dialogue procurement process. The objective of the NBS is to deliver broadband to certain ...Vol-787 Book-3 Page [327]
09/04/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide an update on the broadband roll out for rural areas of Navan, County Meath, where persons have been informed it may take 10 years to reach their area, some of whom are forced to travel considerable distances to gain internet access at libraries around their cou...Vol-837 Book-2 Page [582]
19/02/2013 [Written Answers]...when internet and high speed broadband will be available in all areas in County Laois; the minimum quality of service that will apply; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 483 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-793 Book-1 Page [332]
09/04/2014 [Written Answers] Since market liberalisation in 1999, the provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services are delivered in the first instance through private sector operators who operate in a fully liberalised market, regulated by the independent regulator, the Commission for...Vol-837 Book-2 Page [582]
19/02/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been liberalised since 1999 and since then has developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms. Details of broadband services availabl...Vol-793 Book-1 Page [332]
20/11/2013 [Written Answers]...the options or remedies available to a small business owner (details supplied) in the Nire Valley in County Waterford in view of the fact that this area has very poor broadband connection; the rural broadband provided by 3 is wholly inadequate and is resulting in ongoing problems...Vol-821 Book-3 Page [885]
08/05/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will consider partnership arrangements with Eircom and other telecommunications companies who are undertaking upgrade works to the fixed line fibre cable broadband network in that his Department would finance the extension of the network in areas which are in relatively clo...Vol-802 Book-2 Page [443]
20/11/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse ...Vol-821 Book-3 Page [885]
08/05/2013 [Written Answers] I refer the Deputy to my reply to Question No. 360 of the 30th April last. I have nothing further to add to that response.Vol-802 Book-2 Page [443]
20/03/2013 [Written Answers]...the extent to which the standard, quality and speed of both broadband services and mobile phone services throughout County Kildare compares with the best available worldwide; his plans to improve same over the coming year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) ...Vol-797 Book-1 Page [247]
20/03/2013 [Written Answers] The provision of mobile phone networks and services is undertaken by telecommunications service providers operating in a fully liberalised market. The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is responsible for issuing licences to mobile phone operators and for monitoring...Vol-797 Book-1 Page [247]
21/11/2012 [Written Answers]...the number of non-residential business users with access to broadband across the State and the percentage of non residential users with broad band speed less than 1.99Mbps, between 2Mbps and 9.99Mbps and speeds in excess of 10Mbps. [Q. No(s) 146 to Minister for Communications, En...Vol-783 Book-3 Page [805]
09/04/2014 [Written Answers]...his views on whether we will reach the EU target of providing 30mb high speed broadband per second to every home and business here by 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 113 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-837 Book-2 Page [584]
20/02/2013 [Written Answers]...further to Parliamentary Question No. 413 of 21 February 2012, if he will provide an update on the provision of broadband for a town (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 164 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural...Vol-793 Book-2 Page [723]
28/11/2012 [Written Answers]...if officials from his Department have any responsibility with actions being taken regarding the extension of broadband; if he will provide an update on the areas for which they are responsible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 165 to Minister for Communica...Vol-784 Book-3 Page [783]
21/11/2012 [Written Answers]...the levels of non-residential business users with access to broad band through DSL, cable, satellite or mobile platforms. [Q. No(s) 147 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-783 Book-3 Page [805]
09/04/2014 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing:- a policy and regulatory framework that assists in accelerating and incenti...Vol-837 Book-2 Page [585]
20/02/2013 [Written Answers] Considerable progress has been made in recent years in both the coverage and speeds of national broadband infrastructure, with a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms.
The combination of private investment and State ...
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28/11/2012 [Written Answers]...if he will provide an update on the matters concerning broadband provision which are administered by his Department. [Q. No(s) 167 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-784 Book-3 Page [783]
21/11/2012 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 146 and 147 together.
The following table sets out data from the Commission for Communications Regulation’s (ComReg) most recent Quarterly Report which is publically available on its website.


Broadband Speeds
Total number of non-residential subs...
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25/06/2013 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the current broadband service in Kinlough, County Leitrim is extremely poor; his plans to improve same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 401 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-808 Book-1 Page [325]
28/11/2012 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 165 and 167 together.
In terms of telecommunications policy, my Department’s primary role is to help facilitate sustained macro-economic growth and competitiveness by ensuring that Ireland is best placed to avail of the emerging opportunities pro...
Vol-784 Book-3 Page [783]
25/06/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-808 Book-1 Page [325]
09/07/2014 [Written Answers]...the reason his Department provides funding to Bytel; the costs each year since its inception; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 318 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-847 Book-2 Page [858]
09/07/2014 [Written Answers] Under the Ireland/Northern Ireland Interreg IIIA cross border cooperation programme, the then Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (DCMNR) in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment provided funding to Bytel for t...Vol-847 Book-2 Page [858]
09/07/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will provide a progress report on the roll out of broadband and high speed broadband in the various areas (details supplied) of counties Wicklow and Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 356 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resou...Vol-810 Book-1 Page [267]
09/07/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-810 Book-1 Page [267]
09/07/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans to upgrade Broadband connectivity throughout County Monaghan with particular reference to the need to extend the National Broadband Scheme to those Electoral Divisions in the county where such service is not available at present; the likely timescale for the proposed ro...Vol-810 Book-1 Page [271]
09/07/2013 [Written Answers] The objective of the National Broadband Scheme (NBS), which was launched in 2008 following a competitive tendering process, was to provide access to affordable, scalable broadband services to rural areas, where operators had been unable to offer services on a commercial basis.
In...
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09/10/2013 [Written Answers]...when the poor broadband service experienced by residents and businesses in Skibbereen, County Cork, over the past few weeks will be resolved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 143 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-816 Book-2 Page [600]
09/10/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The provision of electronic communications services, including broadband services and the restoration of full services when faults occur are, in t...Vol-816 Book-2 Page [600]
23/01/2013 [Written Answers]...if NewERA has commenced or completed the assessment of State owned assets which is designated to identify and grasp opportunities to quicken and enhance the roll-out of high speed broadband. [Q. No(s) 168 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-789 Book-2 Page [572]
23/01/2013 [Written Answers] On 30th August 2012, I published ‘Delivering a Connected Society - A National Broadband Plan for Ireland’. The Plan sets the following high speed broadband targets:
- 70Mbps -100Mbps available to at least 50% of the population with a majority having access to 100Mbps;
- At lea...
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28/05/2013 [Written Answers]...his response to correspondence (details supplied) regarding broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 445 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-805 Book-1 Page [319]
28/05/2013 [Written Answers] The broadband service contracted under National Broadband Scheme (NBS) was designed as a basic, affordable, scalable product in keeping with EU State Aid clearance for the Scheme. Under the terms of the contract which my Department has in place with “3”, the NBS service provider, ...Vol-805 Book-1 Page [319]
01/10/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will outline in detail the exact amount of broadband penetration in the south-east and at what speed, in comparison to the rest of the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 432 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-815 Book-1 Page [269]
17/04/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will outline the position regarding the provision of broadband (details supplied) in Threemilehouse village, County Monaghan; if there are any plans to upgrade the broadband service in this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 167 to Minister for C...Vol-799 Book-2 Page [887]
23/01/2013 [Written Answers]...the way he will, in the context of awarding State investment in cases of market failure regarding broadband provision, monitor and measure the quality and performance of the work carried out by telecommunications companies. [Q. No(s) 169 to Minister for Communications, Energy and...Vol-789 Book-2 Page [573]
01/10/2013 [Written Answers] The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), has established a website, www.callcosts.ie, which provides information to the public on the broadband services marketed by competing service providers on a county by county basis. ComReg does not publish averages of the availa...Vol-815 Book-1 Page [270]
17/04/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-799 Book-2 Page [887]
23/01/2013 [Written Answers] The provision of electronic communications services is a matter, in the first instance, for private sector service providers operating in Ireland’s fully liberalised telecommunications market, regulated by the independent regulator, the Commission for Communications Regulation (Com...Vol-789 Book-2 Page [573]
23/01/2013 [Written Answers]...if he is working with, or will consider working with, the Communications Regulator and other bodies such as the National Consumer Agency to ensure that a transparent process exists for citizens to voice concerns and complaints in relation to broadband issues, in particular broadb...Vol-789 Book-2 Page [573]
23/01/2013 [Written Answers] The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) provides a complaints handling process for users of electronic communications services in accordance with its objectives set out in section 12 of the Communications Regulation Act 2002. In implementing this obligation ComReg se...Vol-789 Book-2 Page [574]
23/01/2013 [Written Answers]...if the focus of the Delivering a Connected Society: National Broadband Plan for Ireland will be placed on those rural areas, such as Connemara, which were either ineligible for inclusion in the earlier National Broadband Scheme or were included but whose citizens are experiencing...Vol-789 Book-2 Page [574]
23/01/2013 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August last, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of at least 30 Mbps are available to all of our citizens and businesses, well in advance of the EU’s target d...Vol-789 Book-2 Page [574]
28/05/2013 [Written Answers]...the extent to which high quality and high speed broadband is available to a person (details supplied in County Kildare; his plans for future improvement of broadband services in this particular area [Q. No(s) 449 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-805 Book-1 Page [324]
23/01/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will report on the expenditure to date of the €175 million committed to by the State under the Delivering a Connected Society: National Broadband Plan for Ireland. [Q. No(s) 172 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-789 Book-2 Page [575]
28/05/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland's telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-805 Book-1 Page [324]
23/01/2013 [Written Answers] On 30 August 2012, I published the National Broadband Plan, which contains ambitious targets for high speed broadband services across Ireland. The Plan is available on my Department’s website.
One of the first steps in delivering on the commitments in the National Broadband Plan...
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23/01/2013 [Written Answers]...if, in acknowledgement of the very welcome progress made by his Department in conjunction with the Department of Education and Skills, in delivering 100 mbps broadband to schools in counties including Galway, it is technologically feasible to extend the service to homes and busin...Vol-789 Book-2 Page [575]
23/01/2013 [Written Answers] The infrastructure that delivers the 100 Mbps broadband connection to post-primary schools is built on a platform that utilises local access service providers, national backhaul service providers and HEAnet’s national backbone infrastructure. The service provision is on a dedicate...Vol-789 Book-2 Page [576]
29/01/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will comment on Údarás na Gaeltachta's annual report, which notes that access to high-speed broadband is still a challenge for companies in some Gaeltacht areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 495 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural ...Vol-790 Page [266]
29/01/2013 [Written Answers]...with reference to Údarás na Gaeltachta's annual report, which notes that access to high-speed broadband is still a challenge for companies in some Gaeltacht areas, if he will indicate his strategy for addressing this electronic infrastructure issue; and if he will make a statemen...Vol-790 Page [266]
29/01/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 495 and 496 together.
Broadband connectivity, as an enabling infrastructure for economic and social development, is a critical element of future sustainable economic growth and a priority for Government. In terms of telecommunications policy, my ...
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29/01/2013 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the national broadband roll-out programme; the date on which an area (details supplied) in County Wicklow is likely to be covered by the national broadband plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 502 to Minister for Communications, En...Vol-790 Page [270]
29/01/2013 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of at least 30Mbps are available to all of our citizens and businesses, well in advance of the EU’s target date of 2020, and that significantly ...Vol-790 Page [270]
26/06/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans for investment in broadband infrastructure in the Dundalk Gateway region in view of the fact that the region is below the Gateway average for household broadband take up. [Q. No(s) 164 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-808 Book-2 Page [665]
26/06/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-808 Book-2 Page [665]
09/10/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to address the issue of lack of adequate broadband services in many parts of County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 263 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-853 Book-3 Page [787]
09/10/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s Statement of Priorities for the period 2014 to 2016 reaffirms our commitment to delivering a State-led broadband intervention in rural areas. Through the National Broadband Plan (NBP) the Government aims to ensure that high speed broadband is available to all citiz...Vol-853 Book-3 Page [787]
02/07/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will outline the proposals, if any, there are to upgrade broadband connectivity throughout County Cavan with particular reference to the need to extend the national broadband scheme to those electoral divisions in the county where such service is not available at present; t...Vol-809 Book-2 Page [480]
02/07/2013 [Written Answers] The objective of the National Broadband Scheme (NBS), which was launched in 2008, following a competitive tendering process, was to provide access to affordable, scalable broadband services to rural areas, where operators had been unable to offer services on a commercial basis.
I...
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30/04/2014 [Written Answers]...his views on correspondence (details supplied) in County Kerry regarding broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 424 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-839 Book-1 Page [291]
30/04/2014 [Written Answers] Since market liberalisation in 1999, the provision of telecommunications services, including broadband services, is primarily a matter for the service providers concerned who operate in a fully liberalised market, regulated by the independent regulator, the Commission for Communica...Vol-839 Book-1 Page [291]
30/04/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will provide a timeframe for the roll-out of high speed fibre cable broadband in the Kerry Pike area of County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 427 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-839 Book-1 Page [293]
30/04/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will ensure broadband is provided for all areas of Granard Edgeworthstown, County Longford as residents in that area are trying to run businesses and are unable due to the poor quality broadband service. [Q. No(s) 429 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resou...Vol-839 Book-1 Page [293]
30/04/2014 [Written Answers]...when broadband will be made available in the Lough Gur, Broadford area of County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 433 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-839 Book-1 Page [293]
30/04/2014 [Written Answers]...if his attention has been drawn to the widespread concerns of local residents and business operators in areas (details supplied) of County Monaghan regarding the totally inadequate level of broadband connectivity; his proposals to upgrade this much-needed service; and if he will ...Vol-839 Book-1 Page [293]
30/04/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 427, 429, 433 and 437 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and business...
Vol-839 Book-1 Page [294]
06/11/2014 [Written Answers]...further to Parliamentary Question No. 570 of 7 October 2014, the position regarding the provision and enabling of a fibre cable in an area (details supplied) in County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 245 to Minister for Communications, Energy a...Vol-857 Book-1 Page [233]
06/11/2014 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan the Government aims to ensure that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses in Ireland, through a combination of commercial investment and a State-led intervention. Since the publication of the Plan, the commercial telecommunic...Vol-857 Book-1 Page [233]
06/11/2014 [Written Answers]...the progress to date in relation to the rural broadband strategy aimed at increasing access to high speed broadband to more than over 1,000 rural communities nationwide through fibre networks. [Q. No(s) 250 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-857 Book-1 Page [236]
06/11/2014 [Written Answers]...if work in rolling out the fibre networks in any of the areas identified has commenced since the announcement of the strategy last May. [Q. No(s) 251 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-857 Book-1 Page [236]
06/11/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 250 and 251 together.
Through the National Broadband Plan (NBP), the Government aims to ensure that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses in Ireland, through a combination of commercial investment and a State-led interve...
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06/11/2012 [Written Answers]...the grants being provided to broadband suppliers to ensure that their services are connecting to schools in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 632 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-781 Book-1 Page [417]
06/11/2012 [Written Answers] The national roll-out of the 100Mp/s to post primary schools project, led by my Department in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills, will be completed over three stages with 202 schools, being connected in 2012, a further 200 being connected in 2013 and the remain...Vol-781 Book-1 Page [417]
23/10/2014 [Written Answers]...the extent to which provision is being made to bring broadband speed and quality up to best international standards in both urban and rural areas throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 189 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natura...Vol-855 Book-3 Page [718]
23/10/2014 [Written Answers]...the extent to which broadband and/or mobile telephonic communication quality here compares with other European and global jurisdictions; whether any specific measures are afoot to address any obvious deficiencies in this regard, whether through direct negotiation with the service...Vol-855 Book-3 Page [718]
23/10/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 189 and 194 together.
The provision of broadband services occurs within a fully liberalised market. The commercial telecommunications sector is currently investing approximately €2.5bn in network upgrades and at least 1.6m of the 2.3m addresses ...
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16/01/2013 [Written Answers]...his views on whether it is vitally important to have in place high quality broadband at Carraroe, County Sligo where there is a high level of retail activity and small and medium enterprises located in Sligo; the reason Eircom is not proceeding to activate from their exchange at ...Vol-788 Book-1 Page [480]
16/01/2013 [Written Answers] Broadband connectivity, as an enabling infrastructure for economic and social development, is a critical element of future sustainable economic growth and a priority for Government. In terms of telecommunications policy, my Department plays a key role in providing a supportive leg...Vol-788 Book-1 Page [480]
16/01/2013 [Written Answers]...the plans to upgrade the broadband network in Howth, County Dublin, in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 603 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-788 Book-1 Page [483]
16/01/2013 [Written Answers] Broadband connectivity, as an enabling infrastructure for economic and social development, is a critical element of future sustainable economic growth and a priority for Government. In terms of telecommunications policy, my Department plays a key role in providing a supportive leg...Vol-788 Book-1 Page [483]
25/03/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to improve broadband services in County Westmeath through the national broadband scheme, and in particular for the geographical area of Ballymore County Westmeath, as opportunities for businesses are severely curtailed due to the major defeat being experienced; and if h...Vol-835 Book-1 Page [378]
25/03/2014 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms. The commercial sector is respo...Vol-835 Book-1 Page [378]
16/04/2013 [Written Answers]...when 30Mbps minimum national broadband plan will serve an area (details supplied) in County Waterfiord; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 726 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-799 Book-1 Page [399]
16/04/2013 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse...Vol-799 Book-1 Page [400]
16/01/2013 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the unreliable broadband service by 3 mobile in the Portmagee and greater Portmagee area in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 613 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-788 Book-1 Page [489]
16/01/2013 [Written Answers] The provision of electronic communications services is, in the first instance, a matter for private sector service providers operating in Ireland’s fully liberalised telecommunications market, regulated by the independent regulator, the Commission for Communications Regulation (Com...Vol-788 Book-1 Page [489]
16/04/2013 [Written Answers]...when the broadband service will be upgraded in County Tipperary (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 736 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-799 Book-1 Page [404]
16/04/2013 [Written Answers]...when the broadband service will be upgraded in County Tipperary (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 737 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-799 Book-1 Page [404]
16/04/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 736 and 737 together.
Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity o...
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15/01/2014 [Written Answers]...the percentage of the country that is currently covered by a broadband service; the counties that have the least broadband coverage in tabular form; the efforts that will be made to ensure all communities have access to broadband here; and if he will make a statement on the matte...Vol-826 Book-1 Page [348]
15/01/2014 [Written Answers] Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse ...Vol-826 Book-1 Page [348]
22/10/2014 [Written Answers]...further to Parliamentary Question No. 160 of 15 October 2014, that it is a matter for Irish Water to decide, in the first instance, whether there is a commercial case for entering the liberalised telecommunications market; his views that the case for laying fiber optic cable whil...Vol-855 Book-2 Page [512]
22/10/2014 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan aims to ensure that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses in Ireland. This will be achieved through measures designed to accelerate commercial investment in areas where there is a commercial case to do so and the development of...Vol-855 Book-2 Page [512]
25/03/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will clarify the policy in relation to the provision of broadband services in rural areas; if he recognises a universal social obligation to provide adequate broadband, mobile and telephone services to all areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 629 ...Vol-835 Book-1 Page [386]
25/03/2014 [Written Answers] The provision of broadband services in the Irish market is in the first instance a matter for the private commercial providers operating here. The State does not become involved in the provision of services unless there is evidence of clear market failure. The National Broadband S...Vol-835 Book-1 Page [386]
16/04/2013 [Written Answers]...his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding national broadcasting. [Q. No(s) 747 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-799 Book-1 Page [411]
16/04/2013 [Written Answers] The matter in question relates to issues raised by a constituent of the Deputy in a letter which has separately been received in my Department. The letter in question touches on a wide range of areas regarding RTÉ. It is my view that this correspondence is more appropriately addres...Vol-799 Book-1 Page [411]
27/05/2014 [Written Answers]...his plans to improve the provision of broadband in the Ballinena, Newcastle West, County Limerick area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 495 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-842 Book-1 Page [337]
27/05/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing:
- a policy and regulatory...
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15/01/2014 [Written Answers]...when high speed broadband will be rolled out in Abbeyfeale town in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 470 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-826 Book-1 Page [356]
22/10/2014 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the mapping exercise being conducted in relation to the national broadband scheme coverage areas; when it will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 219 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-855 Book-2 Page [513]
15/01/2014 [Written Answers]...the broadband speed available to residents in an area (details supplied) in County Galway; if there are plans to improve broadband availability in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 473 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-826 Book-1 Page [356]
22/10/2014 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan aims to ensure that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses in Ireland, through a combination of commercial investment and a State-led intervention. The commercial telecommunications sector is currently investing approximately...Vol-855 Book-2 Page [513]
15/01/2014 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the National Broadband Plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 474 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-826 Book-1 Page [356]
15/01/2014 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 470, 473 and 474 together.
Ireland’s telecommunications market has been fully liberalised since 1999 in accordance with the requirements of binding EU Directives. The market has since developed into a well-regulated market, supporting a multiplic...
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22/10/2014 [Written Answers]...the position in relation to the roll out of the national broadband plan in County Clare; if he will provide a progress report as regards provision of same in the following areas Ardnacrusha, Aughinish, Ballinruan, Ballycannon, Ballynacally, Ballyvaughan, Ballyvelaghan, Bealaclugg...Vol-855 Book-2 Page [514]
22/10/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s Statement of Priorities for the period 2014 to 2016 reaffirms our commitment to delivering a State-led broadband intervention in rural areas. Through the National Broadband Plan (NBP) the Government aims to ensure that high speed broadband is available to all citiz...Vol-855 Book-2 Page [514]
27/05/2014 [Written Answers]...how and when will the areas of Ballycastle and Glenamoy, County Mayo, be serviced with high speed broadband pursuant to the national broadband plan and the plans in place to ensure that the residents of this area and the many businesses located therein will have access to high sp...Vol-842 Book-1 Page [342]
27/05/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published in August 2012, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses. This will be achieved by providing:
- a policy and regulatory...
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30/09/2014 [Written Answers]...if he will ensure that the Borlin Valley Coomhola areas in County Cork be included for the roll out of fibre optic broadband, along with Ballylickey, County Cork which is already identified as an area where intervention is required; if same will be prioritised as there are no oth...Vol-852 Book-1 Page [383]
30/09/2014 [Written Answers] The Government’s Statement of Priorities for the period 2014 to 2016 reaffirms our commitment to delivering a State-led broadband intervention in rural areas. Through the National Broadband Plan (NBP) the Government aims to ensure that high speed broadband is available to all citiz...Vol-852 Book-1 Page [383]
18/11/2014 [Written Answers]...if a location (details supplied) in County Cork is part of the national broadband scheme or the rural broadband scheme; if he will provide an estimate of when this area may expect to receive broadband; the likely speed of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. N...Vol-858 Book-1 Page [316]
18/11/2014 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to ensure that every citizen and business, regardless of location, has access to a high quality, high speed broadband service. This will be achieved through a combination of commercial investments and a State-led intervention in areas where c...Vol-858 Book-1 Page [317]
16/07/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will provide details of the schools where high-speed broadband has been installed under the scheme funded by his Department since 1 January 2013, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 702 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resou...Vol-811 Book-2 Page [554]
16/07/2013 [Written Answers] All post-primary schools will have a 100Mbps broadband connection installed by the end of 2014, through a project jointly funded by my Department and the Department of Education and Skills (DES).
In March last, I announced that all post-primary schools in Counties Dublin, Kildar...
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16/07/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans for the type of broadband for the Ballinhassig area and Ballygarvan area in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 714 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-811 Book-2 Page [567]
16/07/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans for the type of Broadband for the Cooley area, County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 715 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-811 Book-2 Page [567]
16/07/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 714 and 715 together.
Considerable progress has been made in recent years in both the coverage and speeds of national broadband infrastructure, with a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology plat...
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16/07/2013 [Written Answers]...the position regarding the rollout of high speed broadband in County Tipperary; the way it has improved since 2011; when it is envisioned land line broadband will be provided to two locations in County Tipperary [Q. No(s) 724 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Res...Vol-811 Book-2 Page [574]
16/07/2013 [Written Answers] Considerable progress has been made in recent years in both the coverage and speeds of national broadband infrastructure, with a multiplicity of commercial operators, providing services over a diverse range of technology platforms. Details of broadband services available in each C...Vol-811 Book-2 Page [574]
12/11/2014 [Written Answers]...if urgent consideration will be provided to the need to have adequate broadband provided throughout all of County Monaghan (details supplied) [Q. No(s) 170 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-857 Book-4 Page [860]
12/11/2014 [Written Answers] The National Broadband Plan (NBP) aims to ensure that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesses in Ireland, through a combination of commercial investment and a State-led intervention. The commercial telecommunications sector is currently investing approximat...Vol-857 Book-4 Page [860]
18/09/2013 [Written Answers]...if there is any possibility of fast-tracking Eircom's Network for a Nation plans for broadband roll-out to a specific area and or townland which requires a more stable service than the rural broadband scheme, and if so, are there any social or economic criteria which would need t...Vol-813 Book-1 Page [555]
18/09/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will confirm his plans regarding high speed rural broadband over the next two years; the number of homes and businesses that can hope to receive the services during that period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 777 to Minister for Communications, Ene...Vol-813 Book-1 Page [555]
18/09/2013 [Written Answers]...the progress made to date on a plan (details supplied) on the delivery of a connected society; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 816 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-813 Book-1 Page [555]
18/09/2013 [Written Answers]...the expected price goal to the end use for high-speed broadband; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 818 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-813 Book-1 Page [555]
18/09/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 776, 777, 816 and 818 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published last Autumn, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all of our citizens and busi...
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18/09/2013 [Written Answers]...if he will provide a progress report on the roll out of broadband and high speed broadband in the various areas (details supplied) of County Wicklow at affordable rates for residents; if he intends to engage with established, well placed firms already providing innovative ways of...Vol-813 Book-1 Page [563]
18/09/2013 [Written Answers]...if and when broadband service will be made available in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who is experiencing problems being connected due to them being located in Allenwood; his future plans to develop high-speed broadband service in this area; and if he ...Vol-813 Book-1 Page [563]
18/09/2013 [Written Answers]...further to Parliamentary Question No. 399 of 26 February 2013, if he will provide an update on the rural broadband scheme; the time frame for finalising digital mapping including an area (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) ...Vol-813 Book-1 Page [563]
18/09/2013 [Written Answers]...his plans to bring a high-speed broadband to an area (details supplied) in County Wicklow; the timeframe for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [Q. No(s) 817 to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources ]Vol-813 Book-1 Page [564]
18/09/2013 [Written Answers] I propose to take Questions Nos. 790, 797, 815 and 817 together.
The Government’s National Broadband Plan, which I published last Autumn, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed broadband is available to all citizens and businesse...
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