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    GREAT LITTLE COUNTRY FOR..Broadband

    With all the mindless chatter from politicians about green shoots and new business start ups and yes best of all...The Roll out of Broadband. how in God's name is one to do business in rural Ireland with the almost backward speeds available to users. I have been listening to various ministers talk about this but really it is a serious problem for a lot of people.

    Like Pat Rabbite:
    The Digital Agenda for Europe sets out specific targets for the achievement of high speed broadband services across all Member States. Ireland’s National Broadband Plan which I published in August last, aims to radically change the broadband landscape in Ireland by ensuring that high speed services of 30Mbps are available to all of our citizens and businesses in advance of the EU’s target date of 2020, and that significantly higher speeds are available to as many homes and businesses as possible......There is evidence that industry is investing beyond the targets....

    In order to progress the State-led investment, a full procurement process must be designed.....My Department recently launched a formal mapping exercise....Intensive technical, financial and legal preparations.....with a view to the launch of a procurement process in 2014....National Broadband Plan will be complemented by the National Digital Strategy.... Government remains firmly committed to increasing the availability countrywide of quality next generation broadband services and to ensuring that citizens, businesses and all parts of society are motivated, empowered and have the requisite connectivity to interact effectively in a digital environment.


    I waited 6 years to get BB finally in 2005 and it has not speeded up much since. Is it a case again of if you want internet leave rural Ireland? I live and work here and it is damn difficult to keep going as the speed has not progressed. How many other posters have low useless BBand and have they any faith in Pat's Rabbiting above. In fact whenever I hear the line 'ROLL OUT' I cringe, the last lot could'nt do it and this lot will be out of office in 2016 so where does that leave us.

    I started this before but it was ZOO'd by yours truly...This should be a serious conversation as it affects many in rural Ireland.

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    1) I am not sure why people expect politicians to deliver broadband

    2) If you live in BallyfeicNowhere...you shouldn't be surprised if broadband is poor

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    1) I am not sure why people expect politicians to deliver broadband

    2) If you live in BallyfeicNowhere...you shouldn't be surprised if broadband is poor

    cYp
    Change the fkin record will ya, people are allowed live outside the M50 too you know.
    Broadband in this country is appalling.
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    Because they are the one's who keep promising to have it 'rolled out'. They have attached the TV licence fee to people been able to access BroadBand and we have a Minister for Communication who constantly Rabbits on about it. They are losing revenue by small businesses not having it and stifling people who want to start a business. God knows if they ever do get the biz started the gov will have the hand out PDQ looking for their cut.

    Is that enough for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    1) I am not sure why people expect politicians to deliver broadband

    2) If you live in BallyfeicNowhere...you shouldn't be surprised if broadband is poor

    cYp
    Do you have the same attitude to electricity provision to "BallyfeicNowhere"?

    What about water? Or any other public utility?

    Broadband in this country is a disgrace. The NBS is an absolute disgrace.
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    There used to be a huge uproar about broadband but once the 'movers and shakers' in Dublin got theirs we hear hardly a peep even though in most of the country it is still crap. When I was still in Ireland three years ago I had to pay 70 Euro's a month to get a specialist wireless broadband so I could get 1.5Mbs in order to be able to work from home (in Wexford town not BallyfeicNowhere). Now, for the same money in Massachusetts I get cable TV, 50Mbs broadband and a phone.

    Ireland is a tiny country yet it still seems to have found a way to have geographical tiers of service for everything.
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    Btw, for those that dont know ... some stats on the NBS to keep you amused;

    Taken from http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/Communicatio.../NBS+FAQs.htm:

    1. The maximum download speed with the NBS on satellite is 3.6mbps. This is contended at 48:1 (a maximum of 48 users may be allowed to share this 3.6mbps download). This means the theoretical minimum connection is 3.6 divided by 48 = SLOWER than 56k dial up that we had 10 years ago.

    2. The minimum NBS download speed promised from 3G is 3.6Mbps contended at 18:1. This again means that the minimum speed is 3.6 divided by 18 which again is slower than dial up.

    I have personal experience of this. If Three are providing speeds slower than 56k dial-up under the NBS they are obliged to do nothing as they are meeting minimum spec under the NBS.

    Broadband in Ireland = slower than 56k dial-up
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    If you really need good internet speeds you should move to a city, you will also get better fire services and better EMS,closer to hospitals and your closer to more stores to buy things for a business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OceanFrog View Post
    Btw, for those that dont know ... some stats on the NBS to keep you amused.....

    Broadband in Ireland = slower than 56k dial-up ...
    A great little country to do business....going forward with green shoots turning the corner. What a joker our Enda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    1) I am not sure why people expect politicians to deliver broadband

    2) If you live in BallyfeicNowhere...you shouldn't be surprised if broadband is poor

    cYp
    Says the lad who bought a flat near Sheriff St, and whinges and moans because the Garda chopper dive bombs skobies at night????
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