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From the desk of Pat Rabbitte (Minister, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources; Dublin South West, Labour) The broadband service contracted under National Broadband Scheme (NBS) is a basic, affordable, scalable product in keeping with EU State Aid clearance for the Scheme in September 2007. Under the terms of the contract which my Department has in place with Hutchison 3G […]
Dear Minister Rabbitte, IrelandOffline notes with utter dismay the headlines about elderly people and the disabled living in fear of their telephones allowance being cut off and leaving them in probable danger and perhaps helpless as a consequence. The Department of Communications have utterly failed to protect old and vulnerable people, irrespective of any particular […]
57 plus questions; not one answer The mapping process for the The National Broadband Plan is underway. Its stated purpose is to map areas of the country that either currently have, or will have by July 2016, alternatively Next Generation Access (NGA) or ‘basic broadband’. The process then should, in theory, reveal those areas without […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]