Garret Maguire has a successful film and TV production company, with commissions from channels throughout Ireland and Britain.
However, you will not find him or any of his six staff in their editing suite or studio in Co Cavan when they are ready to send packages to their clients.
The only place they can get a decent enough signal to use the internet is in a cattle shed on a neighbouring farm.
“It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?” said Garret, “but that’s the reality of life in rural Ireland for companies like ours.”
Having worked for Sky News, Garret left behind fibre-optic cables in Belfast for dial-up. He returned to his native county to start his own TV production company, Maguire Media, installing a state-of-the-art studio in Mountain Lodge, 10km north of Bailieborough.
However, he soon realised that simply getting online was going to be a nightmare.
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Article by Greg Harkin