It is a landmark day for the roll-out of rural broadband according to the Communications Minister, Denis Naughten.
A final tender to provide high-speed internet access to the country has been submitted by Enet.
They were the only bidder left in the process after a number pulled out of the bidding.
Minister Naughten says the official bid will now undergo intense scrutiny.
He said: "Due to the significance and scale of the project to deliver high-speed broadband to every single premises in Ireland regardless of location.
"The procurement process has been, by necessity, complex and thorough. As the evaluation process is underway, I cannot comment further, suffice to say that today is a landmark date."