So Barry, frequent visitor to this blog has posted a thread on the old IrelandOffline forum looking for interested people who want to campaign to get the rest of the country broadband. I won’t be involved, just so we’re clear. Ive done my time and it’s about time that all those people who get on to me on an almost daily basis still and say “someone should do something” should themselves be that someone. So Barry is doing just that but he needs the help of others too. With the recent attitude from Lying Eamon Ryan, there is a definite need for some kind of lobby group and Shane Ross can’t be left to be the only person fighting for broadband, he needs others to row in too. So get over to IrelandOffline’s forum or if you don’t want to join Boards.ie (whyonearthnot?) leave a comment here and Barry can respond.
As an example of the sheer bad attitude from Eamon Ryan and the Government, here’s a short clipping from the Sunday Times
John McElligott, the managing director of eBay in Ireland, has called on the minister to take a â€œquantum leapâ€ by investing in NGNs, bringing Irish broadband speeds closer to the 100 megabits per second (Mbits/s) enjoyed in some countries. Irish download speeds for residential broadband users are a maximum of 12 Mbit/s. Most of the country operates on speeds of 1-2 Mbit/s. Ryan said McElligott was â€œright to be ambitiousâ€, but questioned his thinking. â€œJohn runs eBay. When he starts running a construction company, he can advise me on digging holes to every home in the country,â€ Ryan said.
Cos Ryan clearly has a PhD in telecoms and broadband…