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NPB Cuts Number Of Homes It Expects To Connect To Broadband This Year In Half.

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14,000 homes in Co. Kildare cannot currently get on line.

The National Broadband Plan has revised downward its target to connect 115,000 homes this year, to 60,000

A total of 14,000 homes in Co. Kildare cannot currently get on line.

While, nationally, 27,000 homes are currently in a position to be connected to the network.

Officials told the Public Accounts Committee, of which Kildare TD, Catherine Murphy is deputy chair, that the target is still to connect over half a million homes by 2027.

Secretary General of the Dept of Communications Mark Griffin says there are many issues that contributed to the original target being missed

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