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    The satellite NBS download limit is 10Gb/month.

    Thats approximately 4 HD movies on Netflix. Or a Windows/Mac OS and virus update. Or around 2-3 days of decent academic research.

    But its all ok because the download speed is so slow that its impossible use Netflix/YouTube/Skype/VPN/email attachments/etc etc etc to get near the 10Gb/month limit anyway ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by niall78 View Post
    Like a tourist industry business? No offence but you sound a little bit thick. Broadband is a prerequisite for all modern business no matter where they are located. I was in Fiji lately and they had all their little islands - some up to 75 miles from the mainland - connected with a better service than you'd get in most parts of Ireland.

    I was in some extremely remote parts of West Africa in October/November last. They have faster Internet than most of the NBS areas I have personal experience of.

    Countries with Ebola and just out of vicious civil war have better Internet than rural Ireland. Something to be proud of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niall78 View Post
    Like a tourist industry business? No offence but you sound a little bit thick. Broadband is a prerequisite for all modern business no matter where they are located. I was in Fiji lately and they had all their little islands - some up to 75 miles from the mainland - connected with a better service than you'd get in most parts of Ireland.
    So you'd rather be in a rural area and what year and years before the internet companies have a reason to move there? Instead of moving to the city and increase the production ability with better internet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by at768 View Post
    So you'd rather be in a rural area and what year and years before the internet companies have a reason to move there? Instead of moving to the city and increase the production ability with better internet?
    As niall78 says you sound somewhat thick. I don't think you really understand what you are saying do you?

    Have a quick read of this http://irelandoffline.org/2013/05/la...ctually-means/
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    Irish politicians have been paying lip service to this for years...

    And the vast majority of them are clueless and talk through their holes about it...

    Others simply don't care about broadband... because they don't use it...

    I reckon it won't be until the current generation of grand dads and grannies sod off into their cushy retirements on OUR money will we see real progress regarding this and other similar issues...

    There is an entire generation of 'establishment' Ireland as well as many on the boards of private sector companies who are well past their sell by date who haven't a clue about modern communications... mainly because they don't have to, blessed as they are with PAs and secretaries to do it all for them...

    Not until they're gone will you see this and similar issues be taken in any way seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by at768 View Post
    So you'd rather be in a rural area and what year and years before the internet companies have a reason to move there? Instead of moving to the city and increase the production ability with better internet?
    No. He would rather be in a rural area with decent broadband. It's not that hard to understand really. His business may be in a rural area already, it might not be possible to move, it might not be wise to move to an area with an already oversupply of whatever service or product he offers. What are you suggesting? that all business locate to a central area to facilitate the infrastructure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by at768 View Post
    So you'd rather be in a rural area and what year and years before the internet companies have a reason to move there? Instead of moving to the city and increase the production ability with better internet?
    You seem to think all businesses that might use broadband should just relocate to Dublin. Say a west coast surf school - how does that relocate to Dublin? Or a barge hire company on the Shannon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by at768 View Post
    So you'd rather be in a rural area and what year and years before the internet companies have a reason to move there? Instead of moving to the city and increase the production ability with better internet?
    Wind your neck in you tool. Dublin isn't the be all and end all of everything. Villages in the UK get far better broadband speeds for far less than most Irish towns and cities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OceanFrog View Post
    As niall78 says you sound somewhat thick. I don't think you really understand what you are saying do you?

    Have a quick read of this IrelandOffline Blog Archive Lack of broadband and what it actually means

    I know internet speed is important, that's why I'm saying if you truly need really fast internet for a business you should relocate to a city. Why wait on the internet company to provide broadband to a small rural area when it may take 10-15 years from now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by at768 View Post
    So you'd rather be in a rural area and what year and years before the internet companies have a reason to move there? Instead of moving to the city and increase the production ability with better internet?
    Aren't you an American or something? Isn't your commenting on Broadband in rural Ireland about as relative and informed as me discussing trash collection in Wichita?
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