Friday 24 February 2017

It's tough to keep up without 'basic' connection

Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

Not having fibre broadband used to be laughed off as a 'first world problem'. Few are laughing any more.
Not having fibre broadband used to be laughed off as a 'first world problem'. Few are laughing any more.

Not having fibre broadband used to be laughed off as a 'first world problem'. Few are laughing any more.

From paying taxes to getting news, it's tough to keep up in life without a basic broadband connection. And 'basic' means something over 10 megabits per second, a level that 40pc of the country does without, according to official figures.

So the news of a delay in rural broadband rollout will be taken sourly outside Ireland's cities.

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