[ILUG] Re: OT: Folks who've had trouble getting online in Ireland
Hamilton, David (HPS)
david.hamilton3 at hp.com
Wed Jul 28 13:39:12 IST 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie] On
> Behalf Of Caolan McNamara
> Sent: 28 July 2004 12:45
> To: ilug at linux.ie
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Re: OT: Folks who've had trouble getting
> online in Ireland
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 12:29:55 +0100, Kae Verens wrote:
> > However, I just think it's weird that I live two miles out
> one side of
> > Monaghan, and have broadband, and work two miles the other side of
> > Monaghan, and have broadband, yet in between, people say
> they /can't/
> > get it!
> > There's a friend of mine living in Corrany, about a mile into
> > Fermanagh, and he says that the telcos have basically said that the
> > area there will never get broadband.
> What's frustrating is the inability to be sure just where the
> hell DSL is available or not at a microlevel. If you want to
> rent or buy someplace and try to figure out if DSL is
> available beforehand, then its an epic struggle.
> Would be nice if there was a truly detailed coverage map,
> perhaps running the line test on all their lines and mapping
> the results would be difficult, but educational.
> Caolan McNamara | caolan at skynet.ie
> http://www.skynet.ie/~caolan | +353 86 8161184 I have a
> wonderful proof of that theorem, but this line is too small to show it
No Offense to people from Monaghan or anywhere else in the country, but
I am living about 100 yards off the N11, 8 miles from Dublin City
Centre, and I have been told that I can't get DSL, and that it's
unlikely that I ever will be able to get it. The lines in our area are
too old to support it, and Eircom have no plans to change them, and are
under absolutely no obligation to do so under current legislation AFAIK.
I can get ISDN though, and I thought that the fundamental requirements
were similar, but I could be mistaken. The exchange is DSL enabled.
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