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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...

mobile blackspots in Ireland

Today we are happy to share with you the work of the Department of Rural and Community Development, they’ve allegedly  been mapping “mobile blackspots” across the country. So without further ado or commentary about the quality of the data, here is the data as presented: 1. 2018_06_05 Blackspot FINAL – Cork 2. 2018_06_05 Blackspot FINAL – Donegal 3. 2018_06_05 Blackspot FINAL – Galway 4. 2018_06_05 Blackspot Westmeath 5. 2018_06_20 Blackspot Meath FINAL 6. Dept S Mobile Blackspots Mayo 7. Blackspot_Extent_Point_Locatio28_05_18   Enjoy!