Thursday 20 June 2019

The Big Tech Show: The truth about rural broadband

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Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

There’s a lot of nonsense spoken about how rural broadband can be delivered.

This week, Adrian Weckler and Irish Independent business editor Donal O’Donovan go through some of the myths and tropes around the process.

They ask whether wireless or 5G might be an alternative. They also look at the cost of the rollout and whether the government can be trusted or not. And then they discuss the basic questions underpinning the whole process: is rural broadband to every home important? If so, is a state subsidy justifiable? And if that’s agreed, should it be high speed infrastructure or a patch-up job?

Also: Adrian gives a very brief, spoiler-free review of ‘Avengers Endgame’.

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