I’ve heard similar stories about Eircom. Fact is Eircom suck balls, plain and simple. They have a monopoly on our communications network and they couldn’t give a crap about improving the service.
We have a completely outdated network for one reason: Eircom.
All you need do is go to boards.ie – Broadband or IrelandOffline and it all becomes clear.
The sooner ComReg grows some balls and starts taking action the better.
In Japan, for some exchanges if you are within 1k of the exchange you get 24Mbps. 12Mbps 1.5 k away.
400,000 homes are connected to fibre and get 100Mbps.
And here we are paying the same prices for 512k. At least Smart are pushing things a bit further!