On the go- use it for facebook, twitter, whatsapp,
internet and online banking app.
Monthly bill: €30euro a month which includes 1GB
More than enough data available, I never go over
my data usage
Ability to turn data on and off. I turn it off when
im around a Wifi zone to save my data usage.
Eircom : Efibre broadband
Free upgrade to this type when already an
Faster and quicker downloads.
Router is black “flatscreen” style and neat.
Mainly use home internet for research for
college/daily information needed at that
time eg motor tax online.
Eircom is my main source of internet along
Before I got Eircom I got BT broadband.
BT were a very bad provider: signal downfall,
wasn’t connected to the internet properly even
after people coming out trying to fix the signal.
Other providers are SKY, imagine and upc
Imagine: provides half price connection fee-this
will attract students and people effected by the
There top offer of €19 a month provides a free
phone line, 3cent calls and unlimited data
Contract is 12months.
Imagine are a cheap and cheerful wireless
network available through Uswitch.
Signal sent to modeum that Eircom provides.
phone line and broadband are all connected in
one area through filters/splitters.
find where this service is available in you area:
Up to 24MB: faster speed than wireless
Phone and broadband paid as a package €30.
€35 a month
No phone line needed
No contract so can cancel at anytime
High speed broadband
€50 a month for 4months- sky broadband and
Talk line rental included
Free sky box and set up
€19 a month
10MB unlimited usage
Free phone line
€44 a month- phone and fibre power
Free off peak calls to local and national
Broadband is vital for PR companies. They are
dependent on a good broadband server.
When working in a PR company for my placement
the provider they used was Eircom
I used the internet for research on social media
website aswel as google.
It allowed me to accesss my emails which are
essential in a working day in order to contact
A good provider with fast and reliable broadband
is important when choosing which company to
Minister Pat Rabbitte: National Broadband Strategy
Rabbitte says there is going to be a link between broadband
and employment. People will save money on petrol by
depending on broadband to work at home therefor saving
money which is a key aspect due to the recession.
By 2015 high speed broadband will reach homes and firms
across the country.
With the help of capital programmes 2000 installations will
be put on public buildings.
multi-anticipated wireless spectrum will auction for the 4G,
this will allow all areas to connect to broadband.
Ipads are now being introduced to schools and are now
tuning into lessons using broadband.
Roberto Viola, deputy director general at European
Commission's DG says that the future of broadband is
simple, broadband is going to be faster and provided at
a lower cost to consumers.
Wireless broadband represents the future.
Mobile devices will become more important and
people will be more dependent on it.
Broadband is going to continue to grow reaching third
world countries, eventually taking over the world.
For example mobile banking is going to lead the banks
out of business.
People can now shop online so they don’t have to go to
The number of large-screen wireless
subscribers will triple during the next 4–5 years
LTE will have a major role with the availability
of 700MHz spectrum by 2015. It will be driven
by 3G small-screen mobile broadband, which
are expected to increase rapidly from 2014 to
2015 as smartphones become more affordable
and data pricing issues are resolved.
Mobile broadband is growing faster than any
technology in human history averaging 30% per year.
Five countries now have mobile broadband penetration
in excess of 100 connections per capita (Singapore,
Japan, Finland, Korea and Sweden). By the beginning
of 2013, 32 economies had mobile-broadband
To conclude, it is evident that broadband will take
over a lot of jobs but will also create jobs as
communications Minister Pat Rabbitte explains.
Broadband is going increasingly popular and quick
and easy to access and is vital for companies to deliver
their daily work load.
Silicone Republic (2012)An interview with Communications
Minister Pat Rabbitte on Ireland’s broadband future [online]
http://www.siliconrepublic.com/digital-21/item/29039-aninterview-with-communica (Accessed: 28/10/13)
The Parliament (2013) Future of broadband spectrum 'vitally
important' to EU economy [Online]
http://www.theparliament.com/latestnews/article/newsarticle/future-of-broadband-spectrum-vitallyimportant-to-eu-economy/#.Um_sKvnIYuN (Accessed: 28/10/13)
Light reading (2010) WiMax, 3G to Dominate India's Broadband
ITUBlog (2013) Africas future is clear: youth, technology and
future [Online] http://itu4u.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/africasfuture-is-clear-youth-technology-broadband (Accessed: 28/10/13)