Broadband ‘making rapid progress’

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Noel Dempsey replies to last week’s open letter about broadband from Kathleen Barrington.

20th May, 2006

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Noel Dempsey replies to last week’s open letter about broadband from Kathleen Barrington.

Healthy debate and criticism is always welcome, particularly in the area of broadband provision. However, Kathleen Barrington’s article in last week’s Sunday Business Post suggesting that there has been ‘‘precious little’’ or ‘‘nonexistent’’ progress in the rollout of broadband is simply not true. Comparing Ireland to Ethiopia, which has 0.1 per cent broadband...

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