Entries by imagine

Rural broadband now an ’emergency’ issue, warn campaigners

Nationwide roll-out of high-speed network should be non-negotiable, says ICMSA The government needs to hold an emergency Cabinet meeting to prove to the people of rural Ireland that it is serious about supplying broadband nationwide, Irish Rural Link CEO Seamus Boland has urged. This comes following a report last week by the European Court of […]

Take the broadband blinkers off and stop your digital dithering

The fibre digital infrastructure of the future needs to be given the same priority as roads, water and electricity, argues John Kennedy. Like most people, when I’m caught off guard by an unusual or innocent observation about something that should appear blindingly obvious, I get slightly irritated. Unlike most people, however, I also relish these […]

Ireland ‘unlikely’ to get 100% coverage of fast broadband by 2020

EU report blames public procurement issues for delays, with rural areas lagging behind While Ireland has passed EU targets for universal access to basic broadband throughout the State, it will have difficulty reaching the same targets for fast broadband by 2020, and reaching even half that level of coverage for ultra-fast broadband, a report by […]

Imagine Secures €120M Investment

Imagine Secures €120M Investment in Irish High Speed Broadband Infrastructure from Brookfield. Press Release May 10th, 2018 Imagine Communications Group Limited announced today that it has agreed €120 million of funding from funds managed by Brookfield, who will acquire a 50.1% indirect controlling interest in the Company in partnership with the Company’s founders. Imagine is […]

Government Urged to Appoint a Digital Safety Commissioner

Government Urged to Appoint a Digital Safety Commissioner The Government has been urged to appoint a digital safety commissioner who would be tasked with consulting with social media platforms with a view to strengthening their safety policies for children. In all, the Oireachtas joint committee on children and youth affairs has made 18 recommendations on […]

Moleskine’s latest smart pen saves your writing to download later

So long as you don’t mind paying $180 for a writing implement. Moleskine has valiantly tried to bridge the divide between analog writing and digital files for years. The company released its Smart Writing Set in 2016 as a $200 holistic solution of pen, proprietary smart paper and app that instantly sent whatever you wrote or drew […]

The Technology and Social Media Rules Kids and Teens Wish Their Parents Would Follow

7 general rules children wished their parents would follow We talk often about the rules we should be setting for our children around their use of technology and social media, but here’s the rub – the way we as parents use technology can affect our children as much as their use of technology affects them. Rules […]