On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 11:38:29AM +0000, Liam Bedford wrote:
> > What cha think? I know there are a few heads in Lucan -, and there are
> > already two red spots in the village so we are half way there.
Where'd you learn to read a map, Conor ? :-) There are two red spots on that
map west of the M50 and south of Clonsilla but they're quite some way from
Lucan. In fact, with the scale of that map and the size of the red spots, if
there were two in Lucan village it would be obliterated :-)
> (That said, a mini-WAN in places like lucan wouldn't be a major problem, but
> you'd be cut off and have to use a wire to get to the rest of the world.)
Lucan wouldn't be all that easy, unfortunately. It's all on a slope, being
in the Liffey valley, and getting line of sight from house to house would
only be feasible with a reasonable mast on the roof. And the big driver of
this in the states is to get people who aren't in a DSL service area
connected to the net via somebody with DSL as a gateway. As this whole
benighted country isn't in a DSL service area . . . . (and PLEASE don't talk
to me about the Eircon "trial". A trial, by definition is with a limited
number of people for a limited amount of time to prove something works.
Eircom knows that ADSL works here, and they know its limitations, and they
know that our toothless regulator is not going to stop them screwing the
customer, so WTF should they ?
Yours in telecoms disgust,
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