From: Brendan Kehoe (brendan at domain zen.org)
Date: Mon 21 May 2001 - 11:39:23 IST
A Web site's been set up for Ireland Offline, a new group that's started to
not only address Esat's recent debacle of Surf-No-Limits, but also to campaign
for unmetered, affordable access to the internet in Ireland for home users and
For details about the Surf-No-Limits (SNL) problem---2000 customers are being
cut off on May 31 just because they actually used it the way it had been
pitched as having "no limits"---see Dave Walsh's story in today's Irish Times
for more details:
This issue has caught the attention of people in Ireland who realize that
options for Internet connectivity are few and far between.
Please help by spreading the word of this group far and wide to anyone you
feel might like to participate.
IrelandOffline is an independent organisation, campaigning for unmetered,
affordable access to the internet in Ireland for home users and small
businesses. It has grown mainly out of discussions on the ie.comp newsgroup on
Usenet. We are not affiliated with or sponsored by any of the Irish ISPs
(Internet Service Providers) or telecommunications provider companies.
[ At a Sunday afternoon get-together in Dublin ] was decided to form a 'user
action group' which would not only lobby Esat to offer some alternative to
existing SNL users, but would seek to bring Eircom's behaviour into the public
arena and lobby ODTR and the government to take effective action that would
ultimately result in full broadband access.
-- Brendan Kehoe brendan at domain zen.org http://www.zen.org/~brendan/
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