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If you're a UPC customer, your monthly bill could increase in February
# Price Increase
# Price Increase

If you're a UPC customer, your monthly bill could increase in February

Jan 2nd 2015, 12:40 PM 36,262 Views 82 Comments

The price increase relates to its TV services and will come into effect next month

Has Ireland reached peak internet?
# Penetration
# Penetration

Has Ireland reached peak internet?

Dec 18th 2014, 12:36 PM 8,499 Views 36 Comments

The number of homes online is the same as last year.

Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved

Dec 10th 2014, 12:45 PM 6,856 Views 8 Comments

A national survey found that faulty goods and services cost consumers close to €500 million.

Opinion: The 'smart homes' of the near future – Irish homes will have about 500 connected devices
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The 'smart homes' of the near future – Irish homes will have about 500 connected devices

Dec 1st 2014, 8:00 PM 313 Views 25 Comments

In order to be ready for the connected home of the future, we need to be getting our ‘infrastructure house’ in order now.

Tesco, the IRA, and Carrauntoohil: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Tesco, the IRA, and Carrauntoohil: The week in numbers

Nov 29th 2014, 7:30 PM 12,140 Views 1 Comment

Plus: What percentage of deaths in Ireland are caused by cancer?

Eircom has the biggest fibre network in Ireland - but customers are slow to get on board
# Broadband Wars
# Broadband Wars

Eircom has the biggest fibre network in Ireland - but customers are slow to get on board

Nov 28th 2014, 9:42 AM 19,034 Views 102 Comments

The company’s revenue is still going down, although not as fast as before.

This is what the government's National Broadband Plan for rural Ireland looks like
# Broadband For All
# Broadband For All

This is what the government's National Broadband Plan for rural Ireland looks like

Nov 24th 2014, 10:28 PM 40,739 Views 75 Comments

Every home, business and school in Ireland will have access to high-speed broadband… but when?

Lots of Irish mobile phone users have been ditching Vodafone
# Switching Over
# Switching Over

Lots of Irish mobile phone users have been ditching Vodafone

Nov 11th 2014, 9:30 AM 37,740 Views 87 Comments

But it’s not all bad news here for the global telecoms company.

The Briefcase: Broadband wars, gobshites and taking a bite out of Apple
# Inbox Me
# Inbox Me

The Briefcase: Broadband wars, gobshites and taking a bite out of Apple

Nov 1st 2014, 8:05 AM 13,378 Views 8 Comments

This was the week in business.

Ireland's super-fast broadband war has begun and it's coming to a town near you
# Game On
# Game On

Ireland's super-fast broadband war has begun and it's coming to a town near you

Oct 28th 2014, 9:37 AM 34,392 Views 101 Comments

Every county town in Ireland will have access to the same broadband technology as Tokyo within a few years.

Primary school pupils are being prepared to work in the 21st century
# Digital Skills
# Digital Skills

Primary school pupils are being prepared to work in the 21st century

Oct 20th 2014, 4:53 PM 10,018 Views 11 Comments

A survey of 300 Irish primary schools said access to high speed broadband is an obstacle.

Shell is to provide broadband along the Corrib gas pipeline
# Pipe Dreams
# Pipe Dreams

Shell is to provide broadband along the Corrib gas pipeline

Oct 20th 2014, 10:55 AM 14,392 Views 54 Comments

But some locals aren’t happy.

UPC broadband back up after technical difficulties across parts of Dublin
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

UPC broadband back up after technical difficulties across parts of Dublin

Sep 30th 2014, 6:00 PM 21,772 Views 40 Comments

Engineers worked to fix the problem, said the broadband provider.

There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

There's "no room" in the Irish economy for tax cuts - we should be investing instead

Sep 24th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,382 Views 34 Comments

The conditions just aren’t right yet, the Nevin Institute has said.

A superfast internet cable is going to be built under the Pacific Ocean
# Under The Sea
# Under The Sea

A superfast internet cable is going to be built under the Pacific Ocean

Aug 12th 2014, 2:47 PM 11,415 Views 36 Comments

The cable, which will deliver speeds of up to 60Tb/s and is being backed by six companies including Google, will be ready around mid-2016.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jul 3rd 2014, 12:21 AM 12,665 Views 10 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Ruairí Quinn, Arthur’s Day and Israel-Palestine tensions.

These are the 50 towns being targeted for a €450mn high-speed broadband plan
# High In Fibre
# High In Fibre

These are the 50 towns being targeted for a €450mn high-speed broadband plan

Jul 2nd 2014, 4:33 PM 51,757 Views 76 Comments

ESB and Vodafone are going 50:50 on the deal.

How much is the average mobile phone bill a month?
# Spending
# Spending

How much is the average mobile phone bill a month?

Jun 20th 2014, 3:10 PM 33,318 Views 75 Comments

The quarterly report from ComReg suggests that cheaper mobile plans and the increased sales of bundled products have helped reduce the amount spent on mobile services.

Kilkenny, Loughrea and Ardee up next to become fibre towns
# Right Connections
# Right Connections

Kilkenny, Loughrea and Ardee up next to become fibre towns

Jun 5th 2014, 11:54 AM 7,502 Views 22 Comments

The initiative will see €2.5 million invested in developing broadband infrastructure in both towns and city.

Sorry, country folk: Still a huge divide between urban and rural internet speeds
# Connected
# Connected

Sorry, country folk: Still a huge divide between urban and rural internet speeds

Jun 4th 2014, 3:46 PM 8,665 Views 58 Comments

At the launch of UPC’s second Irish Digital Report, the Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte said that there was still a “significant divide” between the quality of internet service provided in urban and rural Ireland.

45 jobs to go as Kerry mobile technology firm closes
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

45 jobs to go as Kerry mobile technology firm closes

Jun 4th 2014, 9:38 AM 8,932 Views 32 Comments

Tralee based Altobridge has gone into receivership.

Weird Wide Web: Broadband on the moon, thefties and self-driving cars
# Week In Web
# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Broadband on the moon, thefties and self-driving cars

Jun 1st 2014, 11:30 AM 8,194 Views 10 Comments

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

The moon now has faster broadband than rural Ireland... here's why slow internet is the WORST
# Loading
From The Daily Edge
# Loading

The moon now has faster broadband than rural Ireland... here's why slow internet is the WORST

May 28th 2014, 7:30 PM 3,974 Views 3 Comments

They were harrowing times.

Poll: How good is your broadband connection?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How good is your broadband connection?

Apr 26th 2014, 12:13 PM 26,834 Views 159 Comments

Rural Ireland’s dodgy broadband is going to get much better – but what is yours like now?

Rural Ireland's dodgy broadband is going to get sorted according to the Communications Minister
# Speedy Gonzales
# Speedy Gonzales

Rural Ireland's dodgy broadband is going to get sorted according to the Communications Minister

Apr 25th 2014, 3:00 PM 14,761 Views 75 Comments

You’ll soon be able to read TheJournal.ie at super quick speeds from all over the country!

No surprises as Irish broadband prices one of the highest in EU
# Need For Speed
# Need For Speed

No surprises as Irish broadband prices one of the highest in EU

Mar 25th 2014, 2:29 PM 9,008 Views 36 Comments

The price difference in advertised broadband between some EU countries can be as much as 400 per cent.

ESB will use its network to bring broadband to rural areas
# Get Connected
# Get Connected

ESB will use its network to bring broadband to rural areas

Jan 22nd 2014, 9:14 PM 13,195 Views 44 Comments

The electricity provider looks set to enter the broadband market after new laws have been published by the Government.

Every secondary school will have access to high-speed broadband by September say ministers
# Broadband
# Broadband

Every secondary school will have access to high-speed broadband by September say ministers

Jan 6th 2014, 6:43 PM 9,737 Views 76 Comments

Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte and Education Minister Ruairí Quinn made the pledge today.

8,500 Eircom customers without service as fallout from storm continues
# Service Interruption
# Service Interruption

8,500 Eircom customers without service as fallout from storm continues

Dec 29th 2013, 6:24 PM 9,073 Views 18 Comments

Work is set to resume first thing tomorrow morning on repairing the damage.

8 things you always wish would hurry up
# Sponsored By Meteor
From The Daily Edge
# Sponsored By Meteor

8 things you always wish would hurry up

Oct 22nd 2013, 3:31 PM 35,046 Views 69 Comments

Come on, come ON.

Eircom's broadband customers, revenue and earnings fall in year to end of June
# Eircom
# Eircom

Eircom's broadband customers, revenue and earnings fall in year to end of June

Sep 27th 2013, 7:33 AM 5,783 Views 66 Comments

The company’s full year results to the end of June have been published this morning.

7 shopping experiences you'll only have in Ireland From The Daily Edge

7 shopping experiences you'll only have in Ireland

Sep 24th 2013, 12:02 PM 45,634 Views 56 Comments

Ireland is a pretty unique place for small businesses, all things considered.

More than half of all households in Ireland have broadband
# Internet Access
# Internet Access

More than half of all households in Ireland have broadband

Sep 12th 2013, 3:19 PM 4,415 Views 66 Comments

A report published today finds 65 per cent of Irish homes have access to broadband.

UPC rolls out new Horizon TV but existing users must pay for upgrade
# Media
# Media

UPC rolls out new Horizon TV but existing users must pay for upgrade

Aug 12th 2013, 7:07 PM 25,040 Views 89 Comments

The Samsung manufactured set top boxes will provide customers with their TV, broadband and home phone services in one unit.

Eircom pulls the plug on MusicHub
# Streaming
# Streaming

Eircom pulls the plug on MusicHub

Jul 2nd 2013, 9:45 PM 17,409 Views 41 Comments

Eircom says the music streaming and download service is “not a core business activity”.

Here's why the Government is to begin mapping broadband nationwide
# Internet
# Internet

Here's why the Government is to begin mapping broadband nationwide

Jul 1st 2013, 8:12 PM 8,644 Views 31 Comments

The plan is to see where the State needs to intervene and support provision of the service.

Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised
# Broadband
# Broadband

Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised

Jun 27th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,744 Views 82 Comments

EU data shows download speeds are usually only 85 per cent as quick of advertised – and uploads are even lower.

Ireland has more mobile phones than people
# Ring Ring!
# Ring Ring!

Ireland has more mobile phones than people

Jun 14th 2013, 11:23 AM 14,072 Views 21 Comments

…even though pre-paid Irish mobile phones are 36 per cent more expensive than the European average.

Ireland has a better than average rate of high speed internet connections
# Internet
# Internet

Ireland has a better than average rate of high speed internet connections

Jun 12th 2013, 9:01 PM 9,199 Views 41 Comments

A Eurostat study into the broadband market in Ireland found it has a relatively low take-up of fixed broadband but a better than average share of high speed connections.

Avonmore, Aer Lingus and Eircom breached advertising codes
# Badvertising
# Badvertising

Avonmore, Aer Lingus and Eircom breached advertising codes

May 1st 2013, 7:56 PM 21,785 Views 28 Comments

The watchdog has found against a number of companies, according to its latest Complaints Bulletin.