I think you can add the government into the complaing equation..
think about it, bertie and his prediscessors (sp?) owned TE, they owned Cablelink.
These guys had a very small view of things. "We own the infrasctucture, use it or no, we don't care". Then Esat came along, and laid their own cables.
I don't think you can blame us as a country for being left out. I think you
have to blame the politicians, and all those headless chickens.
What made Mary O' Rourke suddenly start to waffle about Centres of Excellence for this, and European Centres for That, Broadband infrasctuctures?
Plain and simple.
They finally hopped on the clue train, and figured, shit. if we don't get going on this thing, we'll be screwed.
I suppose with (when ever it is) localloop being de-regulated(wopiee!!) and wireless coming into the local loop, thing will get better. They'll figure its the customers who call the shots. (Or as least nark until they service is improved)
Not sure who said it on the list today, but I think we should mail NTL, and keep mailing them until they get off their fingers and get in gear.
The NTL customer line, say that its gonna take at least a year to get internet access down to waterford, and then it might be just the city.
HMM: What has happened with Genesis? Are they still around?
On Tue, Jun 27, 2000 at 12:06:02PM +0100, kevin lyda wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 27, 2000 at 11:51:07AM +0100, Justin Mason wrote:
> > http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/29/11578.html> >
> > Palm preps summer launch for Euro Palm.net
>> we aren't in europe. it's like smart cars (you can get them, you just
> can't get the body panels), when it comes to neat stuff it's like
> we're part of atlantis or something. ten years after rolling it out
> in the uk ntl will roll out cable modems here - while the rest of the
> world uses some form of wide area gigabit networking.
>> not that i'm bitter.
>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: home shootin' people. maybe we were aiming high."
> --porter, "payback"
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