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Broadband

Broadband

Internet connections of greater bandwidth, meaning that it has greater capacity for traffic.

# broadband - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

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

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

# broadband - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

ESB will use its network to bring broadband to rural areas

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

# broadband - Monday 6 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Every secondary school will have access to high-speed broadband by September say ministers Broadband

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

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

# broadband - Sunday 29 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 8,500 Eircom customers without service as fallout from storm continues Service Interruption

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

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

# broadband - Friday 27 September, 2013

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

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

# broadband - Thursday 12 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie More than half of all households in Ireland have broadband Internet Access

More than half of all households in Ireland have broadband

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

# broadband - Monday 12 August, 2013

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

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

# broadband - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Eircom pulls the plug on MusicHub Streaming

Eircom pulls the plug on MusicHub

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

# broadband - Monday 1 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why the Government is to begin mapping broadband nationwide Internet

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

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

# broadband - Thursday 27 June, 2013

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

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

# broadband - Friday 14 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has more mobile phones than people Ring Ring!

Ireland has more mobile phones than people

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

# broadband - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has a better than average rate of high speed internet connections Internet

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

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.

# broadband - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Avonmore, Aer Lingus and Eircom breached advertising codes

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

# broadband - Friday 15 February, 2013

Ireland above EU and OECD averages for internet access

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

# broadband - Thursday 14 February, 2013

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

UPC says it now has over one million subscribers in Ireland

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

# broadband - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Half of Irish adults now ‘two-screening’ while watching TV

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

# broadband - Friday 18 January, 2013

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

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

# broadband - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Ofcom sets out proposals to tackle mid-contract price rises

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.

# broadband - Thursday 20 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie 81 per cent of households now have internet access Computers

81 per cent of households now have internet access

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

# broadband - Thursday 13 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Gr8! :) Over 3 billion texts sent from July to September CONNECTION

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

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

# broadband - Monday 17 September, 2012

UPC to double internet speeds for new broadband customers

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

# broadband - Sunday 16 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie What are they doing with that analogue space? WHITE NOISE

What are they doing with that analogue space?

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

# broadband - Thursday 30 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day Pic Of The Day This post contains images

GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day

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

# broadband - Saturday 14 April, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Further 212 secondary schools to be connected to high-speed broadband Broadband

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

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.

# broadband - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning, including: Central Bank warning, Taoiseach vows a “one-off” vote on fiscal compact, and a chicken nugget that fetched $8,100 on eBay.

# broadband - Thursday 23 February, 2012

UPC reports record growth in service subscriptions UPC

UPC reports record growth in service subscriptions

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

# broadband - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie All secondary schools to have high-speed broadband by 2014 Broadband

All secondary schools to have high-speed broadband by 2014

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# broadband - Monday 6 February, 2012

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

# broadband - Saturday 4 February, 2012

UPC ordered to drop ‘fastest broadband’ claim from adverts

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know before your morning coffee…

# broadband - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Eircom admits to overcharging 65,000 customers on December bills

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

# broadband - Friday 9 December, 2011

Nearly 80 per cent of Irish households have internet access

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

# broadband - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Ireland ‘could benefit’ from €50billion EU fund

The huge investment in infrastructure could boost Irish construction companies.

# broadband - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Consumers choosing higher broadband speeds

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

# broadband - Monday 22 August, 2011

Online sales affected by poor broadband quality in Ireland

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

# broadband - Thursday 18 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Vehicle takes out Eircom services in Swords Outage

Vehicle takes out Eircom services in Swords

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.

# broadband - Thursday 28 July, 2011

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

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

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

Eircom to invest €100m into broadband network

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

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