The usual names, faces & promises . . . . a little more extravagant that
usual though (5 Mb capacity to each home ? ?)
Interesting parts . . .
"The competition-neutral rings will not be operated or owned by any of the
main telecommunications companies operating in Ireland . . . . . "
"Minister for Public Enterprise Mary O'Rourke said she is aiming to have a 5
Mb connection as a standard for Irish homes by 2005 . . . . . "
"In an unusual move, the Irish government has appointed an advisory
committee comprised of senior technology industry experts to supervise the
broadband initiative, including the country managers for Hewlett-Packard and
Microsoft. No members were drawn from the telecommunications carriers"
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