e|net Welcome National Broadband Scheme (NBS)

Press release
02nd May 2007

e|net welcomed the details of the new National Broadband Scheme (NBS), saying that Ireland’s 27 Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) can play a important role in the NBS roll-out.

Conal Henry, CEO of e|net commented, “e|net is encouraged by the Department’s continuing commitment to resolve the broadband issue in Ireland. e|net is proud to be in a position to support its customers in responding to the Government tender.”

“The MANs network is a critical element in delivering this initiative both in terms of the quality of infrastructure and their proven impact on competition within the market. e-net and the MANs are already delivering on the policy objectives of expanding and retaining foreign direct investment in regional Ireland, reducing the cost of high quality broadband, and increasing competition for telecommunications in the regions”