Broadband in Ireland

According to The Register, Ireland is one of the most expensive countries for broadband.

When it comes to the high price of broadband among the 30 OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries only three others – Luxembourg, Denmark and Iceland – are more expensive than Ireland

You would think with Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, Google, Overture, AOL and Paypal all with offices (existing or planned) in Dublin that the technology sector (including broadband) would be flouirshing. But no, not in Ireland!

I just don’t understand why :(

Alternative Connections?

Just after uploading the new style for this blog, I went to go about my daily routine of checking the forums I frequent for new posts, reading my email, and what not only to find that my broadband (DSL) connection was caput.

You’d think that I’d have another connection setup to fall back on. Guess what? I didn’t!

At the moment I’m on a free three month broadband trial. Because the trail was with the same company that provided me with my previous internet connection, I was required to cancel the account I had with them and start a new one. Ridiculous I know!

So… being the nice guy I am, I cancelled the account while signing up for the trial. I never thought about the possibility of my brand spanking new (faster) internet connection failing on me. How naive was I?

Suffice to say, as soon as my internet connection was back up and running I headed straight for the next best ISP and downloaded their internet connection setup software. I don’t plan on making the same mistake twice!

So, as a word of caution to all you internet junkies…. make sure you have a backup connection setup, just in case.