Daniel Goldsmith wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 16:16:32 +0000, Thomas Bridge <thomas at wibble.to> wrote:
>>>On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 01:34:28PM +0000, Daniel Goldsmith wrote:
>>>>>Still only *just* the beginning though. The Smart roll-out is on their own
>>>foptic network, and will be a loooong time coming down the mountains
>>>to those not in a Metropolitic Location.
>>> [Snippity - mwaaah!]
>>>>One of the costs of living in rural location's is that the range of
>>services that are available generally is more limited than in the towns. That's
>>the trade off you make for living in an area where traffic jams mean
>>getting caught behind the sheep moving from field to field.
>>> Rural, who's talking rural?
>> Try a Douglas, Cork number on the Smart site - no date, no plans.
>> Try Midleton, County Cork - No date, no
>> Not having even long-term roll-out plans available to those living in
> those areas is just, IMO, not understandable.
>Because they're relying on the government:
The rollout of this service will happen in four phases:
* Phase 1: Dublin.
* Phase 2: Cork, Galway, Letterkenny, Limerick, Waterford.
* Phase 3: Arklow, Athlone, Ballina, Carlow, CK-on-Shannon,
Dundalk, Ennis, Kilkenny, Mallow, Mullingar, Naas, Portlaoise, Shannon,
Sligo, Thurles, Tullamore, Tralee, Wexford.
* Phase 4: will be based on the Irish Government's future MAN rollout.
So if the government don't have plans to help you, why would smart?
*mutter* *mutter* sell the infrastructure to private companies will ya
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