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Ireland above EU and OECD averages for internet access
# Connectivity
# Connectivity

Ireland above EU and OECD averages for internet access

Feb 15th 2013, 2:59 PM 3,744 Views 8 Comments

Figures for 2011, published today, show Ireland is above average in computer and internet access – but more mobile-reliant than most.

UPC says it now has over one million subscribers in Ireland
# UPC
# UPC

UPC says it now has over one million subscribers in Ireland

Feb 14th 2013, 10:53 AM 7,520 Views 62 Comments

The broadband, phone and TV provider had strong growth in 2012 with a nearly 50 per cent increase in phone customers.

Half of Irish adults now 'two-screening' while watching TV
# Digital
# Digital

Half of Irish adults now 'two-screening' while watching TV

Feb 5th 2013, 6:30 AM 15,539 Views 20 Comments

A survey from Sky shows that almost 50 per cent of adults now text, tweet or use Facebook to discuss what they watch.

Sky to invest €1bn in Ireland as Dublin HQ officially opens
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Sky to invest €1bn in Ireland as Dublin HQ officially opens

Jan 18th 2013, 7:35 PM 20,475 Views 87 Comments

The TV and broadband company will invest in broadband networks and retail outlets as well as continuing recruitment.

Ofcom sets out proposals to tackle mid-contract price rises
# Consumers
# Consumers

Ofcom sets out proposals to tackle mid-contract price rises

Jan 3rd 2013, 11:48 AM 3,936 Views 9 Comments

The regulator is considering introducing rules allowing customers to exit their contract without penalty if prices are raised in the middle of a contract term.

81 per cent of households now have internet access
# Computers
# Computers

81 per cent of households now have internet access

Dec 20th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,581 Views 14 Comments

The figures from the CSO also show that 19 per cent of unemployed people have never used the internet.

Gr8! :) Over 3 billion texts sent from July to September
# CONNECTION
# CONNECTION

Gr8! :) Over 3 billion texts sent from July to September

Dec 13th 2012, 6:30 AM 1,776 Views 8 Comments

Plus we made more mobile calls than fixed land line calls, and broadband subscriptions rose during the same period.

UPC to double internet speeds for new broadband customers
# Broadband
# Broadband

UPC to double internet speeds for new broadband customers

Sep 17th 2012, 12:46 PM 15,290 Views 75 Comments

The broadband provider is doubling its entry-level speed from 25Mb to 50Mb, while home customers can now access 150Mb connections.

What are they doing with that analogue space?
# WHITE NOISE
# WHITE NOISE

What are they doing with that analogue space?

Sep 16th 2012, 8:45 AM 9,976 Views 23 Comments

Your TV white space could be used by mobile phone operators or filled with wifi frequencies. Here’s what the experts think.

GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day

Aug 30th 2012, 1:48 PM 4,223 Views 32 Comments

Pat Rabbitte looks a bit scared of his opponents as he tried his hand at both hurling and football.

Further 212 secondary schools to be connected to high-speed broadband
# Broadband
# Broadband

Further 212 secondary schools to be connected to high-speed broadband

Apr 14th 2012, 12:56 PM 1,697 Views 12 Comments

Seven shortlisted contractors have been asked to submit bids to ensure that 200 secondary schools in Galway and in 12 rural counties will be connected by the end of August.

UPC reports record growth in service subscriptions
# UPC
# UPC

UPC reports record growth in service subscriptions

Feb 23rd 2012, 9:57 AM 2,718 Views 43 Comments

The company saw a 68 per cent growth in home phone customers in 2011 – and now has 255,400 broadband customers.

All secondary schools to have high-speed broadband by 2014
# Broadband
# Broadband

All secondary schools to have high-speed broadband by 2014

Feb 7th 2012, 8:33 AM 1,462 Views 22 Comments

Every secondary school in Ireland will be supplied with 100Mbps connections to provide quick connections in every classroom.

New boy in class pic of the day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

New boy in class pic of the day

Feb 6th 2012, 2:48 PM 5,377 Views 28 Comments

No comment.

UPC ordered to drop 'fastest broadband' claim from adverts
# Broadband
# Broadband

UPC ordered to drop 'fastest broadband' claim from adverts

Feb 4th 2012, 2:28 PM 15,417 Views 37 Comments

The advertising standards watchdog upholds a complaint from Magnet, which says its own broadband speeds are faster.

Eircom admits to overcharging 65,000 customers on December bills
# Overcharging
# Overcharging

Eircom admits to overcharging 65,000 customers on December bills

Jan 7th 2012, 2:53 PM 5,251 Views 26 Comments

Telephone and broadband customers will receive a full refund as the provider charged at the new rate of VAT prematurely.

Nearly 80 per cent of Irish households have internet access
# Internet Access
# Internet Access

Nearly 80 per cent of Irish households have internet access

Dec 9th 2011, 9:21 PM 3,105 Views 23 Comments

Seventy-seven per cent of 16 to 29-year-olds access the internet almost every day according to figures from the CSO.

Ireland 'could benefit' from €50billion EU fund
# Europe
# Europe

Ireland 'could benefit' from €50billion EU fund

Oct 19th 2011, 6:03 PM 815 Views 23 Comments

The huge investment in infrastructure could boost Irish construction companies.

Consumers choosing higher broadband speeds
# Broadband
# Broadband

Consumers choosing higher broadband speeds

Sep 15th 2011, 7:40 AM 466 Views 19 Comments

ComReg’s latest quarterly figures indicate an increasing demand for high-speed broadband.

Online sales affected by poor broadband quality in Ireland
# Broadband
# Broadband

Online sales affected by poor broadband quality in Ireland

Aug 22nd 2011, 9:52 AM 433 Views 8 Comments

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association is calling on the government to do more.

Vehicle takes out Eircom services in Swords
# Outage
# Outage

Vehicle takes out Eircom services in Swords

Aug 18th 2011, 3:09 PM 390 Views 2 Comments

Broadband and telephone services have been knocked out in the Swords area today following a road traffic accident. Eircom are on site trying to resolve the problem.

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jul 28th 2011, 8:01 PM 2,217 Views 6 Comments

Energy regulator backs rise in Bord Gáis prices, Corrib ‘rape tape’ report released, and amazing video of a whale’s ‘thank you’ dance after being freed from fishing nets…

UPC to create 50 jobs
# Jobs
# Jobs

UPC to create 50 jobs

Jul 28th 2011, 5:42 PM 1,047 Views 16 Comments

The company has also announced that it is to invest €80million into developing its broadband network.

Eircom to invest €100m into broadband network
# Broadband
# Broadband

Eircom to invest €100m into broadband network

Jul 28th 2011, 1:33 PM 357 Views 2 Comments

The company also plans to launch a television service that customers can access through their broadband connection.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Jul 27th 2011, 8:01 PM 1,663 Views 2 Comments

In today’s fix: Postcodes may be on the way, Ireland’s broadband is up to speed, fun in the sun, and the beach comes to Dublin Castle…

Ireland makes the top ten for global broadband speeds
# Broadband
# Broadband

Ireland makes the top ten for global broadband speeds

Jul 27th 2011, 5:12 PM 2,131 Views 37 Comments

Ireland has made it into the top ten for the first quarter of 2011, beating out the UK and the US.

Broadband speeds on increase as UPC rolls out 20Mb lines
# Broadband
# Broadband

Broadband speeds on increase as UPC rolls out 20Mb lines

Jul 20th 2011, 12:07 PM 2,222 Views 31 Comments

The company has said it will upgrade 99 per cent of its customers by next month.

Broadband company announces 30 new jobs in Ireland
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Broadband company announces 30 new jobs in Ireland

Jul 1st 2011, 9:28 AM 461 Views 1 Comment

Onwave will create the jobs in Mullingar and Galway

Poll: Are you happy with your internet connection?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you happy with your internet connection?

Jun 28th 2011, 9:19 AM 4,773 Views 105 Comments

Google’s Eric Schmidt says Ireland is falling behind in terms of internet connectivity. But how do you feel about your connection?

Eircom to axe 1000 more jobs as the company announces a drop in revenues
# Eircom
# Eircom

Eircom to axe 1000 more jobs as the company announces a drop in revenues

May 27th 2011, 2:53 PM 198 Views 0 Comments

Eircom’s revenues are down 11 per cent for the first three months of the year. 1,000 jobs will go over the next two years via “exit schemes”.

50 new jobs created in drive to improve next generation broadband access in Ireland
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

50 new jobs created in drive to improve next generation broadband access in Ireland

May 23rd 2011, 11:53 AM 400 Views 0 Comments

E-net to invest €25 million over the next ten years in an effort to bring fibre powered broadband to businesses across Ireland. The company says it’s essential for generating revenue and jobs.

Plan for full broadband coverage in Ireland by end of 2012
# Broadband
# Broadband

Plan for full broadband coverage in Ireland by end of 2012

May 9th 2011, 9:33 AM 1,832 Views 0 Comments

The Rural Broadband Scheme aims to ensure the remaining parts of the country without broadband coverage get it. Separately an initiative to introduce next-generation broadband to Ireland is underway.

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

May 5th 2011, 8:04 PM 2,795 Views 0 Comments

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

€38m investment into Three’ s network will increase broadband speeds to 100MB
# Good News
# Good News

€38m investment into Three’ s network will increase broadband speeds to 100MB

May 5th 2011, 7:04 PM 2,402 Views 0 Comments

A multi-million euro contract between BT Ireland and Three will see higher broadband speeds of up to 100Mb per second being rolled out over Ireland over the next 18 months.

Labour launches pre-election plan for ‘Digital Ireland’
# Broadband
# Broadband

Labour launches pre-election plan for ‘Digital Ireland’

Jan 31st 2011, 2:02 PM 770 Views 5 Comments

The Labour Party leader says his party will deliver high-speed broadband to ensure that Ireland can create new jobs.

One in five Americans don't use the internet
# Internet
# Internet

One in five Americans don't use the internet

Sep 20th 2010, 3:05 PM 155 Views 0 Comments

Research body shows that a large proportion of those who don’t go online just aren’t interested.