From: Mark (markk at domain indigo.ie)
Date: Wed 24 Oct 2001 - 17:16:03 IST
NTL cable is 512/128 and generally you get around 70KB sustained when
£50 a month and no download cap :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aengus" <analog at domain eircom.net>
To: <ilug at domain linux.ie>
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] ISP's in Ireland
> "Sean Rima" <lists at domain tcob1.net> wrote:
> > Silvan was alleged to have written to All
> > Si> Was told today that esat want to bring ADSL up and running within
> > Si> the next six month. :-) :-(
> > Given the fact that Eircom are only launching ADSL on 35 exchanges in
> > the Dublin area what chance is there for us who live outside Dublin.
> In fairness, Eircom announcement in September did say that they planned to
> provide ADSL in "Limerick, Galway, Cork, the south-east, midlands and
> north-west by December 2002."
> Of course, like just about all eircom pronouncements, it's not actually
> written in english, it just looks like it's written in english, and it
> doesn't mean what exactly the same words would mean if they were written
> in english! But eircom can hardly be blamed for the fact that ADSL is
> inherently distance limited, and that some people, especially outside
> major population centres, will simply be too far from an exchange to be
> able to use the technology.
> > And given also that
> > Eircom are holding back their launch due to a dispute with the
> regulator, it
> > will be even a longer wait.
> Eircom can definitely be blamed for this - and I read in the paper the
> other day that the Communications bill that might actually give the ODTR
> the power to force eircom to get it's act together is likely to be
> delayed, possible until after the next election.
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