A while back TheRegister wrote about a guy in California that has a 7 hour roundtrip commute. This guy works in Cisco and drives 186 miles from his house to get there and then when finished for the day drives 186 miles back.
With his family still sleeping, Givens heads out the door at around 4:30 a.m. from a horse ranch at the edge of the astonishing Yosemite National Park. On a good day, he can make the 186-mile trip to Cisco’s sprawling offices in less than three hours.
To highlight the fact that broadband isn’t ubiquitous in Ireland, perhaps there should be a competition to find the person with the longest daily commute in Ireland? It’d be great if a broadband company sponsored this but there would be a very strong possibility the winner themselves are not in a broadband area and so it might look a tad funny if a broadband company gives the person a voucher for dialup Internet. Of course they could gibe them broadband for boats and install a satellite dish.
EDIT: When I type in Telework Ireland, the Telework Ireland site is first in the results. The site is down now but if it was up you’d notice all the cowebs on it. Not been updated in a long long while. The first ad for this search is a job ad for Google.