Broadband For Over 70s?

Question: is there a free broadband package in Ireland for people over 70 i.e. those who already qualify for free line rental and a certain amount of free calls. If there isn’t, is there a discounted package availability? Reason being is that my grandfather (over 70) is a daily internet user, still sits on various…

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Damn Internet Connection

Eircom DSL down and out in Kilkenny between yesterday and today, more noticeably this morning where its just back after a good hour’s outage anyway, never mind the fact that we lost connection yesterday for the evening and it was intermittent from 8:30am onwards. We’re getting way too dependant on broadband! Gone are the days….

Why Broadband Is Still A Joke

Tom Raftery makes a good post about the appalling state of broadband while Gerry O’Sullivan published a good joke on his blog during the week on his relatively still-new blog, Unlaoised. Construction workers building the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh find a network of copper wires buried several metres below Holyrood. Archaeologists examine the find and…

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A Country Under Wi-Fi? Not us!

It would be great to see it in Ireland. A haven for IT companies. A haven for foreign investment. A country under complete wi-fi access from Dublin Airport to the hills of Donegal, Malin Head to Mizen head blah blah blah. Whatever. At least in Singapore it looks like they have it right…. By the…

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Lidl To Start Dealing Broadband

They might only ever have two people working the checkouts (which is one of my pet hatreds of shopping there) but according to Om Malik’s blog this evening they’re about to become the next big supermarket broadband dealer. Lidl, a German discount supermarket – think Walmart type operation – is going to start selling discount…

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Chorus Ups Cable Speed

(Via). Picked up this post earlier this evening having been away from the PC most of the weekend, at least in an online capacity anyway. So it seems that Chorus are upping their cable speed and lowering their prices, bringing them into line with NTL. Meaning that my 1mb cable service comes down from €30…

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Taking It To The Times

Damien Mulley poses a nice piece in today’s Sunday Times focussing on the splitting of Eircom – a good look at the scenario surrounding a voluntary split of the company, or a government / ComReg forced split and its impact on broadband delivery. Given the way other large companies (thinking quite global here) have handled…

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