And a very amusing Beg it was too.....
I been on to these guys today (cablenet is owned by CMI) and they were
actually helpful (in the past they have neglected to even return my calls
despite 'promising' to).
Anyways... I was primarily asking them about just regular TV connection it's
in a new estate and they are dragging there heals if you ask me (the best
channel I can get is TG4 - ahhhh). Right now I'd be happy with a seeing
some TV channels and worry about internet access later.
Anyways while I had the very helpful Donal on the phone I thought I'd ask
him about their Internet and phone services. He told me that they first
priority was digital TV and they were hoping to start rolling this out at
the end of the summer they were starting in Drogheda and working around the
Kildare/Dublin/Carlow area after that. Regarding the internet services he
expected that this was a good 12 months away and the phone services would
follow on after that. (So for me in Co. Kildare that probably means about
20/40 years (add or remove zero's as you feel appropriate).
Interesting history I picked up (various sources including our friend
Cablenet is owned by CMI. CMI were recently bought out by Irish
Multi-Channel (the crowd that do used to do MDS TV service). Irish
Multi-channel are owned by or are the trading name of PHL (Princes? Holding
limited). PHL is 50% owned by Independent Newspapers.
I think PHL were one of the crowd involved in the bid for cable link which
of course was won by NTL. Incidentally NTL have starting laying cable
around Dublin and I've heard that CMI are some how involved - i.e. CMI is on
the pillars that they are putting down.
Corrections or additions to this family tree welcome (probably off list is
 TG4 actually is really not that bad I have to say - I had never bothered
to watch it before but since I have little choice since now RTE 1 and Net 2
are too snowy (Strangely with an in door aerial TV3 and TG4 the best - I
think it's cause they are UHF and I foolishly bought a UHF aerial).
 I'm really wondering how I can go about implementing free TV viewing
using Niall's induction technique of laying your cable along side.
Especially when all the cables are under ground....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kevin lyda [mailto:kevin at suberic.net]
> Sent: 19 June 2000 15:42
> To: irish linux users group
> Subject: [ILUG] cable modem access...
>>> i just begged.
>>http://www.cablenet.ie/services.htm>> it probably won't help.
>kevin at suberic.net "we were goin' for breakfast. in canada. we
> fork()'ed on 37058400 made a deal: if she'd stop hookin', i'd stop
> meatspace place: work shootin' people. maybe we were aiming high."
> --porter, "payback"
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