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Ireland’s digital citizens set for the future

HEAnet’s Chief Executive John Boland says traditional nine-to-five network services are not viable anymore for students and researchers

17th April, 2016
John Boland, Chief Executive, HEAnet Pic: Maura Hickey

Providing ultra-high bandwidth, Internet connectivity and shared services to more than one million users across the country and beyond, HEAnet really is a national education network for shared ICT services.

Set up as a not-for-profit in 1983 by the Higher Education Authority and the country’s Universities to provide high-speed resilient Internet connectivity, HEAnet has evolved massively over its 30-plus-year history.

Initially, servicing approximately 210,000 students and staff across the higher education and research sector,...

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