Wednesday January 29, 2020

Maybe tomorrow

Whether the National Broadband Plan is scrapped or not, rural businesses seem to be left in a similarly unconnected position, and they can’t wait any longer, writes Aoife Valentine

4th November, 2018
Aidan D’Arcy, head of business division of Virgin Media Ireland Picture: Jason Clarke

Broadband providers have been increasingly hyping up internet speeds and growing bandwidth capabilities every year since we dropped dial-up over a decade ago, but as we approach a world where 1GB connections are starting to come as standard, speed is less and less a priority for businesses.

The move to the cloud and with it the fact that mission-critical applications, our ability to communicate with colleagues and customers, and everything in between relies on strong...

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