Thomas Bridge wrote:
> I'm getting more and convinced that the solution to the broadband problem
> is to get a time machine, go back to 1919, and shoot all the leaders of the
> War of Independence, thereby ensuring we had BT as the incumbant telco in
> the 1990s and actually getting broadband in our lifetimes.
If I voiced that opinion here (I live right on the ulster/leinster
border) I would get some very hostile replies...
According to some local talks (I have no official references), the
government apparently plans on making "broadband" (whatever definition
is current) widely available within five years. Apparently, also, a lot
of towns, major and minor, already have the cables laid.
Not that I'm really knowledgeable about this (obvious), but wouldn't a
sudden surge in broadband availablity ruin a few Internet hosting
companies? ie: if people hosted from home, why pay for other people to
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