The evidence from the country’s biggest broadband operator shows mixed results. Of Eircom’s 10 Group Broadband Scheme enabled areas, most are reporting take-up rates below the national average. In other words, having kicked and screamed and shouted about a ‘‘digital divide’’ and being ‘‘discriminated against’’, rural punters are showing only lukewarm interest in an actual broadband service.
It is not all like this: some...
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