WITHDRAWAL OF PROVIDER FROM NORTH BROADBAND CONTRACT BID DEEPLY WORRYING SAYS CO COUNCIL CATHAOIRLEACH

29 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

• Councillor Coyle criticises SF for failure to insist on all-island approach

Cathaoirleach of Monaghan Co Council Councillor Seamus Coyle has expressed serious disappointment at the withdrawal of the company chosen to deliver the National Broadband Plan in the Republic of Ireland from the tendering process for the equivalent project in Northern Ireland. Granahan McCourt, the US investment firm founded by tech billionaire David McCourt, was one of three bidders for Project Stratum, Northern Ireland’s £165 million (€184 million) rural broadband project.

However, it failed to submit its initial tender for the scheme by the recent May 5 deadline, effectively ruling itself out of the process and ending the prospect that one company might oversee the rollout of rural broadband on an all-island basis. Granahan McCourt is understood to have been unhappy that the timeline for bids was not put back because….

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