Wednesday 22 February 2017

EU figures just don't stack up with the facts

Published 20/12/2013 | 02:30

SO ONLY 82pc of Irish households can access an internet connection? Sorry, Eurostat, but that just doesn't ring true.

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Whatever issues we may have with the pace of rural broadband rollout or restrictions on fibre services, it is simply not credible to state that one in five Irish homes are completely cut off from any internet source.

There are many reasons for this. For a start, some 92pc of 'premises' (including businesses) with landlines can get an internet connection via those lines.

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