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Tensions abound as broadband scheme enters crucial phase

Tensions abound as broadband scheme enters crucial phase.   Recently, the government inadvertently published some internal government documents revealing extra details on the cost and tension behind the National Broadband Plan rollout. I say ‘inadvertently’ because the Government tried to redact the document but didn’t do it properly – anyone with a cursory knowledge of […]

If National Broadband Plan will cost 60pc more, do we need a new plan?

If National Broadband Plan will cost 60pc more, do we need a new plan?   Ireland’s troubled intervention plan for broadband has hit some very serious speed bumps. Ireland’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), geared to make Ireland the fibre testbed of Europe, is unravelling before our eyes. The plan, costed at between €500m and €1bn […]

Government documents reveal cost of rural broadband could increase by a whopping 60%

The cost of rural broadband could rise by up to 60pc according to internal government documents.   Internal memos released under the Freedom Of Information Act show a feared National Broadband Plan price hike because of the government’s recent agreement with Eir to move 300,000 rural home and businesses out of the state’s 850,000-premise rollout […]

Government abandoning rural Ireland with broadband stagnation says MEP

Naughten indicates work on project will not begin until at least beginning of 2019   However, Comreg figures, released this week, show there are only 12,076 households and businesses in the State actually benefiting from a pure fibre connection, known in the trade as a fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP), which equates to about .006 per cent of […]

State’s broadband scheme to be delayed

State’s broadband scheme to be delayed by at least a year, Minister signals. Naughten indicates work on project will not begin until at least beginning of 2019 However, Comreg figures, released this week, show there are only 12,076 households and businesses in the State actually benefiting from a pure fibre connection, known in the trade […]

Telcos truth about fibre broadband – but not the whole truth

Comreg data shows only 12,076 households benefiting from pure fibre connections You would be forgiven for thinking half the Irish countryside is wired up with fibre broadband, the gold standard of the industry, given the amount of company announcements we’re subjected to. However, Comreg figures, released this week, show there are only 12,076 households and […]

Five Winning Bidders in ComReg’s 3.6 GHz Band Spectrum Award

ComReg Media Release Five Winning Bidders in ComReg’s 3.6 GHz Band Spectrum Award ComReg has today published the results of its 3.6 GHz spectrum award. The 3.6 GHz band has been identified by the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) as a primary band suitable for the introduction of 5G in Europe. The Award, which was […]

Vodafone admits and apologises for overcharging Irish customers

Vodafone has admitted that the company has overcharged a number of customers in Ireland. “We are aware of an issue with duplicate credit and debit card payments for some customers caused by a processing error. Customers will be fully refunded over the next few days,” Vodafone said in a statement. “All impacted customers will also […]

Don’t tell farmers to apply online when they have no broadband coverage

Don’t tell farmers to apply online when they have no broadband coverage – Martin Kenny TD Sinn Féin spokesperson for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Kenny TD, speaking after the Government announced that Eir would expand broadband service to the easy to reach properties, said that the Department of Agriculture would want to take […]