Saturday 25 February 2017

Speeding up the wireless revolution

Editorial

Editorial

A series of new broadband surveys show there is a crisis in rural areas with large parts of the country suffering from unusable connections and speeds insufficient to load email messages or perform basic Google searches. Stock photo
A series of new broadband surveys show there is a crisis in rural areas with large parts of the country suffering from unusable connections and speeds insufficient to load email messages or perform basic Google searches. Stock photo

A fine exhibition on rural electrification is running in Carlow County Museum until the end of the year.

The Rural Electrification Scheme has been described as one of the greatest social and economic developments in 20th century Ireland. The first phase was implemented between 1946 and 1965, with development work continuing until the late 1970s.

'The Quiet Revolution' explores the bringing of light to the 792 'rural areas' into which Ireland was divided.

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