"Sean Rima" <lists at tcob1.net> wrote:
> Silvan was alleged to have written to All
>> Si> Was told today that esat want to bring ADSL up and running within
> Si> the next six month. :-) :-(
>> Given the fact that Eircom are only launching ADSL on 35 exchanges in
> the Dublin area what chance is there for us who live outside Dublin.
In fairness, Eircom announcement in September did say that they planned to
provide ADSL in "Limerick, Galway, Cork, the south-east, midlands and
north-west by December 2002."
Of course, like just about all eircom pronouncements, it's not actually
written in english, it just looks like it's written in english, and it
doesn't mean what exactly the same words would mean if they were written
in english! But eircom can hardly be blamed for the fact that ADSL is
inherently distance limited, and that some people, especially outside
major population centres, will simply be too far from an exchange to be
able to use the technology.
> And given also that
> Eircom are holding back their launch due to a dispute with the
> will be even a longer wait.
Eircom can definitely be blamed for this - and I read in the paper the
other day that the Communications bill that might actually give the ODTR
the power to force eircom to get it's act together is likely to be
delayed, possible until after the next election.
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