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The latest news, press releases and information from IrelandOffline.

IrelandOffline has recently been examining documents emanating from Comreg and have spotted a worrying trend and the certain likelihood of large price increases for ALL users and not just rural users. Much has been made in the media of a probable “price hike” for rural broadband users, the spin helpfully put on this is that […]

Jul 30th, 2014

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http://www.comreg.ie/_fileupload/publications/ComReg1477.pdf Well done Comreg! Finally a decision that is consumer focused. Now apply the same logic to all the other telcos! This decision this means that eircom can no longer charge penalties when changing providers and many consumers are due a refund if charges have been applied to your account on these grounds. From the decision: […]

Jul 19th, 2014

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IrelandOffline would like to take this opportunity to express its disappointment at the removal of Minister Rabbitte from the Department of Communications. Initially we were skeptical, as when Minister Rabbitte took over it seemed like business as usual, recycling old Press releases and statements, however the Minister seemed to get to grips with the position […]

Jul 11th, 2014

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Opinion columns from IrelandOffline members and guest writers.

Now that the excitement of the VDSL rollout has subsided we must keep in mind those who do not currently have access to broadband and the economic damage this can cause. We in IrelandOffline have been contacted by numerous consumers and businesses across the country outlining to us their difficulties with broadband and explaining why […]

May 31st, 2013

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IrelandOffline are delighted to present a broadband map of Ireland, in which you can see which exchanges are enabled, your nearest mobile “broadband” mast and which wireless ISPs are around you. This is a work in progress and as more information becomes available we will add it. If you are a broadband provider and would like to […]

Jan 7th, 2013

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The story of a broadband seeker in rural Ireland and the steps he had to take to get reliable broadband:   Well firstly here at home we had an ISDN line and then we got Fixed Wireless Access but the company had a terrible service, I then moved onto 3G dongle power which was fine […]

Jul 27th, 2012

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