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IrelandOffline is a voluntary organisation campaigning for universal high-speed broadband for all

ComReg Report May 2020 on MANs

Please find easy access to the Comreg report on the MANs project. ComReg Report May 2020 and the covering letter: Covering letter to Minister from ComReg A number of FOIs requesting access to this document were refused, yet there seems to be nothing particularly “sensitive” in the document. Draw your own conclusions on the refusals… This document was prepared only for the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) on behalf of Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment (DCCAE)   This report was prepared for the purpose of determining enet progress in relation to the implementation of the recommendations as...

more on broadband

In light of the recent outbreak of the covid-19 (corona virus) some random thoughts on broadband are presented here: The job you were told couldn’t be done remotely can be done remotely, companies prefer to have “bums on seats” as it makes them look more important or much larger. Many disabled workers could have been working from home, but corporations and companies just didn’t want them to. The Internet is now a utility, not a luxury. Many companies have found out that their bandwidth requirements are simply not enough to meet the requirements of “remote working” and have had to...

Oireachtas Committee submission

Interesting submission written by Analysys Mason to the Oireachtas Committee that has not been published as yet…on the decision to overbuild Eir 300k (FVI) Commitment Agreement vs the other option of buying the Eir transit product to get to the Intervention Area

Will 5G come to the rescue of rural Ireland ?

Will 5G come to the rescue of rural Ireland ? We thought that 5G could be the best hope rural areas have when it comes to getting high-speed internet access.  But we fear that nothing will change enough to make a difference and the have-nots will still go without. Here we are in April 2019 and I fear that will be the case — we’re certain now it will never be the panacea that was promised. Network Some time ago carriers were saying that spectrum licensing would be the greatest hurdle to being able to provide rural broadband using 5G...