When a Cork-based recruitment company recently advertised a technical support position for a home worker, applicants were expected to have an internet connection with a minimum bandwidth requirements of 5Mbps upstream and 1Mbps down.
It was a timely reminder of how a digital divide around broadband can exclude people from opportunities.
The government's NewEra plan, outlined in the programme for government, pledges a long-term remedy by fibre-enabling 90 per cent of the country. The remaining...
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