[ILUG] ireland offline 'strike'
fergal at esatclear.ie
Wed Nov 7 16:09:23 GMT 2001
I haven't been hugely impressed by irelandoffline but I don't think they've
had much impact on the ADSL rollout. The fact that Eircom have not to
justfied their wholesale prices to the satisfaction of the ODTR is what's
holding things up and the ODTR is right to stop them launching without
giving competitors any chance.
Eircom are to blame for the delay and I'd guess they're only too happy to
see it delayed. It gives them more time to flog the "hi-speed" dead horse
and keep raking it in on leased lines.
When the arse fell out of the Eircom shares it would have been cool if the
government had bought back the local loop. Eircom would have been just
another operator renting cabinets. The govt could have used some of that
infrastructure grant money (the millions that were going to go into private
projects that have now been shelved) to bring real connectivity to consumers
instead of yet another stretch of fibre that we'll never see either end of.
On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 03:47:27PM +0000, Gavin Henrick wrote:
> I am getting quite pissed off with this rubbish from Ireland offline. As a heavy
> net user, i expect to pay the premium price and the £200 option would have saved
> me money.There is of course the question for the not so heavy users, getting a
> fairer priced deal, and perhaps a lot of net users, wouldnt even cross a 1 gig a
> month transfer usage limit. the top 5% or so, should expect to pay more, they
> use it more.
> Delaying adsl rollout is costing me personally, and the business more money. and
> a strike day? They need their heads examined.
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