Saturday 25 November 2017

Adrian Weckler: An end to country's digital divide? Not so fast

Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

PLUS ca change. If you live in a city, you will enjoy the best of broadband services at affordable prices. If you live in rural Ireland, you will get something less than that. The question is: how much less?

The Government had sought to draw a line under Ireland's so-called 'digital divide'. It was called The National Broadband Plan. It was an ambitious programme to connect every single home and business in the country to a fibre-speed broadband service.

That meant a minimum speed of 30 megabits per second (Mbs).

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