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What is 4K TV?

Learn about 4K technology in this guide. With rapidly falling prices and big names like Sky and Netflix on board, 4K Ultra HD TVs are fast becoming the norm. The best TVs from the likes of Samsung, Sony and LG are all now 4K Ultra HD televisions. These are fast replacing HD models as the TV of […]

From Amazon Echo to Google Home, the best smart home devices for 2018

In recent months a push by Google, Amazon and other tech giants has propelled smart home devices into the mainstream. Voice-automated lights, virtual assistants and everyday artificial intelligence; a little over a year ago this technology was in its infancy, but in recent months a push by Google, Amazon and other tech giants has propelled smart home […]

Colm McCarthy: Telecom giant’s exit leaves taxpayers to count cost of rural broadband pledge

It could be time to think again about the privatised State telecoms network, writes Colm McCarthy Communications minister Denis Naughten shrugged off last Thursday’s news that Eir, the former State-owned telecoms monopoly, had withdrawn from the procurement process for the Government’s rural broadband scheme. With just one bidder left, he claims the procurement process will […]

Eir chief says broadband plan was ‘complex and onerous’

Eir’s Chief Executive has said the company withdrew from tendering process for the National Broadband Plan because the process became increasingly onerous Eir’s Chief Executive has said the company withdrew from tendering process for the National Broadband Plan because the process became increasingly onerous and the business case did not stack up. Richard Moat said Eir entered […]

National Broadband Plan in crisis as Eir poised to quit process

Eir is poised to quit the National Broadband Plan, the state-subsidised rural broadband rollout that promises to connect 540,000 households and businesses. The move will come as a huge blow to the government’s plans on getting high-speed internet to non-urban areas. It leaves just one remaining company, Enet, in the bidding for the state contract. […]

75,000 Cork homes & businesses suffering because of delays in rolling National Broadband Plan – McGrath

75,000 homes and businesses in Cork are without high-speed broadband Cork South Central Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath has said the government needs to press ahead with the National Broadband Plan following confirmation that 75,000 homes and businesses in Cork are without high-speed broadband – and in many cases any broadband at all – because […]

How the loss of net neutrality could change the internet

Supporters of the repeal say it will free up internet providers to innovate, while opponents fear the online world will become more like cable TV. The repeal of net neutrality ushers in a new chapter of the internet that could eventually transform the way Americans communicate, shop and consume information online. The Federal Communications Commission’s party-line […]