[ILUG] Bandwidth/Internet use in Ireland
vcunniff at arbgroup.com
Wed Mar 1 15:19:24 GMT 2000
Mike Knell wrote:
> > With the quantity of fibre running under the surface of this country,
> > are you telling me that the majority of urban dwellers won't be within
> > 300m of a fibre loop???
> FWIW, I live in the north end of Glasnevin and when my housemate wanted
> to get an extra phone line, Eircom ended up having to fly cable all
> the way from the Whitehall exchange. There isn't any infrastructure
> under my part of the world at all, AFAIK.
They don't have ready capacity for either voice or ISDN lines, and when
they *did* run a line, it was of too low a quality for ISDN, and they
had to run another one.
And I mean *run* : there were no available cables. This is a 4 minute
walk from the dead centre of Blackrock.
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