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The latest news, press releases and information from IrelandOffline.

Today IrelandOffline are publishing the results of an AIE request for records associated with the Department’s approval of the Eircom 300K network announced on 7th April 2017. But first a bit of context. The so-called 300K network was first proposed by Eircom on June 4th 2015. Subsequently technical and financial criteria were established by which […]

Aug 13th, 2018

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MANS: The world’s longest running mid-term review In May IrelandOffline sought two reports (including RFTs and project briefs) from the Department concerning the Metropolitan Area Networks (MANS). These are middle-mile fibre investments made by the State in 2005 and 2009 to provide connectivity for ISPs in 22 towns in Phase I, and 94 towns in […]

Jul 31st, 2018

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The National Broadband Plan (again)   Our thoughts on the plan in one simple meme… What’s going on… Why have all the major infrastructure providers walked away? Why has the plan become so convoluted that now no infrastructure provider wants to implement it? Why the secrecy? Billions in subsidies “On top of that there will […]

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Opinion columns from IrelandOffline members and guest writers.

There have been some very interesting global developments in the cable industry of late. It is reported that Vodafone may be considering buying Liberty Global International (UPC+Virgin Media). Cable&Wireless Communications have already acquired some of Liberty Global’s assets namely Columbus International.The question that must be asked is are the glory days of cable coming to […]

Dec 1st, 2014

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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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