Monday 22 October 2018

The Big Tech Show: A broadband clusterf***...what happens now?

Denis Naughten had pledged that no matter how far people are from Leinster House they will have access to highspeed broadband
Denis Naughten had pledged that no matter how far people are from Leinster House they will have access to highspeed broadband
Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

In a week that saw the resignation of the Minister responsible for the National Broadband Plan, Adrian asks some blunt questions about whether the whole rural rollout plan is going to be delayed and, if so, for what reasons.

Adrian is joined in analysing the whole sorry saga by the Irish Independent’s political correspondent, Laura Larkin and the Sunday Independent’s business correspondent, Michael Cogley.

Adrian also catches up with Oisin Hanrahan, the Dublin tech entrepreneur who raised almost €100m for the US online service firm Handy Technologies, after the company was sold to Nasdaq-listed Angi Homeservices.

And Adrian gets a hands-on look at the latest range of updated Amazon gadgets, from the Echo speakers to the new Echo Input, as they prepare to launch into the Irish market.

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