imo, the low uptake is due to the fact that Eircom have thus far had piss poor advertising.[/quote:0653f96f22]
High costs and low speeds (and hidden lower upload speeds) makes broadband less attractive here.
And this is before you even think about the high line failure rates (20-25% in the Republic, to 0.5% in the north), the Republic has a BB reach, according to the OECD, of 62% (eircom says 80-90%) and this excludes the 20-25% failure rates.
And things like “pay per minute broadband” don’t help.
So, yeah, it really is due to piss poor advertising.
[/no need for ‘rolling eyes’]