Broadband rollout delays open the door to new satellite challengers
The low-latency satellite system Starlink is a potential Plan B if the rural broadband scheme being rolled out continues to miss its targets
The roof of Brian Flanagan’s home in Blackrock, Co Dublin is adorned with a small tricolour sandwiched in between his chimney and a Starlink antenna, through which high-speed broadband is delivered to his home.
Starlink is a low-latency satellite broadband system developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which is available in beta in Ireland as it awaits licensing from ComReg, the telecoms regulator.
A trial of the technology is also being carried out in the Black ...