Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard today called on Fianna Fáil to set out what their Broadband Plan B is.
Senator Lombard said: “It is disappointing that the main recommendation of the Oireachtas Communications Committee, which spent four months reviewing the National Broadband Plan, is another review by more consultants.
“Political honesty is needed. We either sign this contract or we don’t.
“The types of changes that the opposition want would require us to cancel the procurement process and start again. That could take five years.
“Fianna Fáil should set out what their Plan B is. We looked at every Plan B, from giving it to the ESB to nationalising Eir.
“No Plan B looked at by the Government could deliver rural broadband faster or more cheaply, and in a legally robust way.
“Some 1.1 million citizens in rural Ireland have waited long enough to get the same opportunities as citizens in towns and cities across the country.”