On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 05:28:13PM +0000, Daniel Goldsmith wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 16:16:32 +0000, Thomas Bridge <thomas at wibble.to> wrote:
> > 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?
you're not the only ILUG who wants broadband.
> Try a Douglas, Cork number on the Smart site - no date, no plans.
> Douglas is a medium-density central/suburban area, less than two miles
> from the city centre, mainly populated by ABC1 socio-econ groups with
> high disposable income, and, most importantly, a high population of
> teen+ kids. Not some Llanoglen valllley filled with Williamses.
> Traffic jams there means sitting in solid tailbacks the whole way into
> the city.
They don't have plans for Bray either, and I have tried a Bray number.
Smart will roll out to where they think will make the most money - it's
possible they don't think Bray nor Douglas will do that. All things
like this will start with the capital city first - and staff in Dublin
can't unbundle Cork exchanges at the same rate as Dublin, so to do
Cork, Smart would need to put a Cork team together.
> Try Midleton, County Cork - Midleton is a town, yes, some ten miles
> from the Cultural capital, but with a mid-to-high-earning base
> population, with large commuting population in service/professional
> industries, mainly young and with college education. No date, no
> Not having even long-term roll-out plans available to those living in
> those areas is just, IMO, not understandable.
Well I'm sure if you present the business case for it to Smart, they'll
listen. But building the infrastructure isn't cheap.
Bitter experience tells me though that you never announce dates or even
roll out plans for an area until you're 100% sure you're doing it, as other
wise you'll spend hours on the phone taking calls from people bitching
about the fact its months away, or you're coming late.
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