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# broadband - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

You may soon have to input your TV licence number to watch RTÉ online
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

You may soon have to input your TV licence number to watch RTÉ online

Apr 4th 2017, 5:30 PM 22,862 Views 147 Comments

Minister Denis Naughten said he is looking to replicate the UK system.

# broadband - Thursday 16 February, 2017

This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland
# Offline
# Offline

This is the county with the worst broadband access in Ireland

Feb 16th 2017, 9:30 AM 37,887 Views 55 Comments

Just over a third of the premises in Roscommon have access to high-speed broadband.

# broadband - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

7 ways the government says it will fix broadband access in Ireland
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

7 ways the government says it will fix broadband access in Ireland

Dec 20th 2016, 6:41 PM 12,008 Views 55 Comments

The government’s plan to speed up and deliver broadband services has been repeatedly delayed.

# broadband - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Here's what to do if your broadband speed is wrecking your head
# Connection Issues
# Connection Issues

Here's what to do if your broadband speed is wrecking your head

Dec 17th 2016, 3:00 PM 27,656 Views 43 Comments

Some parts of the country experience broadband speeds up to 36 times slower than others.

# broadband - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Inside the little-known company that brought broadband to dozens of Irish towns
# Enet
# Enet

Inside the little-known company that brought broadband to dozens of Irish towns

Dec 10th 2016, 2:00 PM 16,896 Views 4 Comments

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Limerick broadband provider Enet.

# broadband - Friday 9 December, 2016

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data
# WhatsApp
# WhatsApp

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data

Dec 9th 2016, 10:43 AM 28,647 Views 45 Comments

The new ComReg report also found that Ireland is expensive for home broadband, but relatively cheap for mobile bills.

# broadband - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Virgin Media says restoring internet for customers is 'top priority'
# Not Working
# Not Working

Virgin Media says restoring internet for customers is 'top priority'

Dec 6th 2016, 10:57 PM 57,607 Views 78 Comments

Outages have been reported in various locations across the country.

# broadband - Saturday 3 December, 2016

30% of Eir broadband customers exposed to cyber attack
# Security Risk
# Security Risk

30% of Eir broadband customers exposed to cyber attack

Dec 3rd 2016, 7:00 AM 22,541 Views 29 Comments

There are apparently hundreds of thousands of security attacks every week, but few are ever reported.

# broadband - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Opinion: 'Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.'
# Good News
# Good News

Opinion: 'Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.'

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 2,298 Views 49 Comments

We are a country renowned for our innovation and problem solving. Let’s fix Rural Ireland, writes David Minton.

# broadband - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

These are the areas in Ireland with the slowest and fastest broadband speeds
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

These are the areas in Ireland with the slowest and fastest broadband speeds

Nov 15th 2016, 6:03 AM 52,137 Views 76 Comments

The slowest is Legan in Longford, while the fastest is Drimnagh in Dublin 12.

# broadband - Monday 3 October, 2016

Enda Kenny announces 100% fibre-optic broadband for his hometown
# Castlebar
# Castlebar

Enda Kenny announces 100% fibre-optic broadband for his hometown

Oct 3rd 2016, 10:26 PM 24,852 Views 96 Comments

Castlebar, Co Mayo, is just one of 50 towns which will soon be benefitting from a super fast broadband network.

# broadband - Saturday 6 August, 2016

FactCheck: Is there faster broadband on the moon than in Roscommon?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is there faster broadband on the moon than in Roscommon?

Aug 6th 2016, 8:30 AM 19,587 Views 47 Comments

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has claimed there is better internet connection 400,000km away than in parts of his constituency.

# broadband - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

The government is going to privatise the long-awaited rural broadband network
# Changes
# Changes

The government is going to privatise the long-awaited rural broadband network

Jul 5th 2016, 6:57 PM 20,676 Views 107 Comments

The decision was announced today by the minister for communications after it was agreed upon by cabinet.

# broadband - Friday 17 June, 2016

Australian union angered by Irish 'copper gurus' being enticed Down Under
# Laying Wire
# Laying Wire

Australian union angered by Irish 'copper gurus' being enticed Down Under

Jun 17th 2016, 9:31 PM 38,865 Views 47 Comments

Irish workers are being offered $75,000 a year to relocate.

# broadband - Monday 6 June, 2016

For eir, 300k homes will be a major turning point for Ireland's broadband woes
# Make A Connection
# Make A Connection

For eir, 300k homes will be a major turning point for Ireland's broadband woes

Jun 6th 2016, 7:15 AM 21,923 Views 48 Comments

The road to broadband has been paved with broken promises but eir believe this time could be different.

# broadband - Friday 3 June, 2016

Tell us your top working from home tip and you could WIN an Office in a Box package
# Sponsored By Magnet
# Sponsored By Magnet

Tell us your top working from home tip and you could WIN an Office in a Box package

Jun 3rd 2016, 2:23 PM 26,268 Views 65 Comments

That’s a year’s worth of free telecoms for your home office from Magnet, worth €2,500.

# broadband - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Should people in rural areas pay more to get broadband?
# The Great Divide
# The Great Divide

Should people in rural areas pay more to get broadband?

May 25th 2016, 4:15 PM 16,677 Views 155 Comments

While almost half of those with slow speeds would be willing to pay more, the majority of people in rural areas are against it.

# broadband - Thursday 12 May, 2016

'No town, village or parish will be left behind' for broadband rollout - but for how long?
# Analysis
# Analysis

'No town, village or parish will be left behind' for broadband rollout - but for how long?

May 12th 2016, 1:22 PM 10,125 Views 50 Comments

The new Programme for Government tells a familiar tale in the story of bringing high-speed broadband to the country.

# broadband - Sunday 8 May, 2016

I tried to do my normal job using broadband in rural Ireland. Here's how it went
# Challenge
# Challenge

I tried to do my normal job using broadband in rural Ireland. Here's how it went

May 8th 2016, 10:00 PM 48,058 Views 104 Comments

In short: it was painful.

'We're a first-world country with third or fourth-world infrastructure'
# Disconnected
# Disconnected

'We're a first-world country with third or fourth-world infrastructure'

May 8th 2016, 10:00 PM 37,856 Views 63 Comments

With the National Broadband Plan being delayed until 2022, the need for high-speed internet in places like Donegal only grows

# broadband - Monday 28 March, 2016

So what should you consider when switching broadband plans?
# Comparisons
# Comparisons

So what should you consider when switching broadband plans?

Mar 28th 2016, 6:00 PM 30,586 Views 46 Comments

We all want better value and faster speeds but what should you keep in mind?

# broadband - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Your slow internet is likely stressing you out
# Broadband
# Broadband

Your slow internet is likely stressing you out

Mar 17th 2016, 10:55 AM 10,352 Views 29 Comments

And you can only imagine how those still using dial up feel right about now.

# broadband - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Eir reveals locations of 100,000 homes and businesses where new broadband to be rolled out
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Eir reveals locations of 100,000 homes and businesses where new broadband to be rolled out

Mar 3rd 2016, 9:11 PM 41,358 Views 100 Comments

Is your area included?

# broadband - Sunday 14 February, 2016

There are big problems with Netflix speeds on Virgin Media, but who's responsible?
# Speed Limits
# Speed Limits

There are big problems with Netflix speeds on Virgin Media, but who's responsible?

Feb 14th 2016, 9:30 AM 48,465 Views 79 Comments

The two companies aren’t being particularly clear on what or who is causing the slow streaming speeds.

# broadband - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Fairy lights could be slowing down your broadband, watchdog warns
# Is This On?
# Is This On?

Fairy lights could be slowing down your broadband, watchdog warns

Dec 1st 2015, 10:54 AM 15,969 Views 18 Comments

Other household items that were flagged as slowing down wifi were microwave ovens, baby monitors and lamps.

# broadband - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Here's how Dublin ranks in the European broadband speed league
# CONNECTION
# CONNECTION

Here's how Dublin ranks in the European broadband speed league

Sep 20th 2015, 7:45 AM 24,991 Views 56 Comments

It could be worse…

# broadband - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Eircom has been replaced with this squiggle
# Is It A Bird
# Is It A Bird

Eircom has been replaced with this squiggle

Sep 16th 2015, 11:28 AM 23,177 Views 77 Comments

The company is spending €16 million on a rebrand, including a new name and logo.

# broadband - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

First UPC, now Eircom's unloved brand could be on the way out
# Say My Name
# Say My Name

First UPC, now Eircom's unloved brand could be on the way out

Sep 1st 2015, 11:39 AM 20,710 Views 30 Comments

It’s all change in the phone and internet biz.

# broadband - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

We finally have a timeline for when all Ireland will get decent broadband
# The Internets
# The Internets

We finally have a timeline for when all Ireland will get decent broadband

Jul 15th 2015, 6:10 PM 18,420 Views 27 Comments

Sure, it’ll be grand when it happens.

# broadband - Thursday 25 June, 2015

It might not feel like it, but Ireland has the second fastest internet in the world
# Pc Gone Mad
# Pc Gone Mad

It might not feel like it, but Ireland has the second fastest internet in the world

Jun 25th 2015, 6:21 PM 25,211 Views 56 Comments

But our peak speeds aren’t too great.

# broadband - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Donegal could face a bit of a wait for broadband
# What's Another Year?
# What's Another Year?

Donegal could face a bit of a wait for broadband

Jun 23rd 2015, 6:59 PM 10,995 Views 43 Comments

One local business owner told TheJournal.ie said that it feels like ‘missing the boat’.

# broadband - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

UPC blasted for cutting post office bill payments
# Post No Bills
# Post No Bills

UPC blasted for cutting post office bill payments

Jun 16th 2015, 6:04 AM 16,153 Views 35 Comments

Customers are being written to at the moment – but the cut-off for An Post payments happens next week.

# broadband - Saturday 6 June, 2015

We asked Eircom why people dislike the company so much
# Ears Burning
# Ears Burning

We asked Eircom why people dislike the company so much

Jun 6th 2015, 9:00 PM 32,875 Views 84 Comments

And what they’re planning to do about it.

# broadband - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Is your area FINALLY going to get super-fast broadband?
# Yesssss
# Yesssss

Is your area FINALLY going to get super-fast broadband?

Jun 4th 2015, 5:50 PM 48,507 Views 100 Comments

Eircom plans to be the biggest fibre provider in the land.

# broadband - Monday 18 May, 2015

High-speed broadband could be Eircom's saviour
# Fibre To The Rescue
# Fibre To The Rescue

High-speed broadband could be Eircom's saviour

May 18th 2015, 11:45 AM 15,516 Views 65 Comments

The company has slowed the long-term slide in its revenues.

# broadband - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Good news - super, incredibly fast broadband is on its way to 350 towns in Ireland
# Fast And Furious
# Fast And Furious

Good news - super, incredibly fast broadband is on its way to 350 towns in Ireland

Apr 14th 2015, 11:00 AM 28,896 Views 85 Comments

However, it will be predominantly rural towns and villages that get to use it first – with Dublin omitted entirely.

# broadband - Friday 27 February, 2015

Eircom has found a way to make money - take the razor to its workforce
# Off The Hook
# Off The Hook

Eircom has found a way to make money - take the razor to its workforce

Feb 27th 2015, 11:54 AM 13,606 Views 34 Comments

The company has cut about one-third of its staff in the past two years.

# broadband - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Eircom slammed for 'excessive' and 'opportunistic' price rises
# Ouch
# Ouch

Eircom slammed for 'excessive' and 'opportunistic' price rises

Jan 14th 2015, 5:25 PM 27,933 Views 83 Comments

Fees will be nearly €100 a year higher for some residential customers.

# broadband - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

UPC launches the fastest fibre broadband in the country
# Zooooooom
# Zooooooom

UPC launches the fastest fibre broadband in the country

Jan 6th 2015, 11:52 AM 15,789 Views 72 Comments

The new service offers unlimited 240 Mbps broadband from today.