Minister announces midband solution for rural areas Yesterday Minister Eamonn Ryan formally announced the winners of the National Broadband Scheme. We have termed this solution as Midband as we feel this is a more suitable description.
Since we started up again a number of frustrated users and corporate customers have contacted us. The level of frustration at the clearly inadequate state of telecommunications in Ireland is palpable and becoming more vocal.
Following intensive internal discussion, a number of former members of the broadband lobby group, IrelandOffline, have opted to reform. Interim spokesperson Eamonn Wallace explained that the group were bewildered at recent National Broadband Scheme developments, including the recent news of the national contract being awarded to a 3G mobile company with a history of poor technology and customer service. Wallace cited the lack of meaningful development in broadband availability since IrelandOffline disbanded last year. Furthermore we believe there is a looming crisis in the provision of broadband in this country and we also aim to address this issue, complacency is...
Following an absence of over a year, a decision has been made to reform IrelandOffline. Further details of the reformation, and the aims of IrelandOffline will be posted in due course.