Dáil Éireann - Volume 668 - 25 November, 2008

Written Answers. - Telecommunications Services.

Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of telephone exchanges nationwide; the number that have not been broadband enabled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42742/08]

  Deputy Eamon Ryan: The provision of telecommunications services, including broadband, is primarily a matter for private sector companies operating in a fully liberalised market, regulated by the Independent Commission for Communications Regulation, (ComReg). The statistical data sought by the Deputy is a matter for the infrastructure owners. I have no function in this matter.