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