[ILUG] OT: folks who've had trouble getting online in Ireland
paul at clubi.ie
Wed Jul 28 12:27:57 IST 2004
On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 brendan at zen.org wrote:
> My wife Elana is going to be on RTE tonight (Wed Jul 28 2004), we
> hope, in a discussion that will probably include reps from Eircom,
> ComReg, and IIA.
> She needs to hear from folks who've had trouble getting Internet
> access in Ireland. RTE needs to know that there are lots of folks
> who've run into problems, whether in an urban area or out in rural
> areas. Some extreme examples will be equally helpful---the day
> Eircom made you cry on the telephone, how you almost lost your job
> when a service guy never showed up, or responses from ComReg
> driving you to drink. Getting connected in Ireland shouldn't be
> high on the list of stressful life experiences; we need true
> stories to reinforce the point.
Rural is a huge problem, just ask Kevin Lyda (who ironically *does*
have DSL at the moment, but only cause he's abroad at moment).
The other problem is that even if you *are* attached to a DSL enabled
exchange, it is still pot-luck as to whether you'll get it - if your
line-test fails that's it, tough. No way to get Eircom to investigate
why and try fix it, no recourse.
> Please call her at 087-699-7371 if you've found yourself in that
> kind of situation and want to try and get the truth out.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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