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2018
13
August
Results of an AIE request

TweetToday 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 […]

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TweetMANS: 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 […]

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TweetThe 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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2018
26
June
Stop feeding the beast

TweetStop feeding the beast On Tuesday last the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications played host to a delegation from the Association of Alternative Telecommunications Operators (ALTO) a trade association of ten telco operators all of whom are not Eir. The presentation followed a well ordered scheme with the Vodafone representative talking about investment ‘risk’, the […]

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TweetThe Department’s ongoing struggle with transparency Back in February in advance of a meeting between Department officials and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, we sent the committee a list of questions which we thought might help to reveal the logic behind some of the decisions Minister Denis Naughten had made over the last two […]

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