Further to my last post on the pitiful state of broadband in Ireland – believe it or not, it gets worse!
The wholesale cost of broadband is roughly three times more expensive in Cork than it is in Dublin.
Wholesale bandwidth in Dublin is available for â‚¬25.00 per MBit/month. In itself a ridiculously expensive price.
However, backhaul costs to Dublin from Cork for a 50MBit pipe would add another â‚¬50 per MBit/month. So wholesale bandwidth in Cork ends up being â‚¬75.00 per MBit/month or put another way it is three times dearer in Cork than Dublin!
How is Cork supposed to compete with Dublin on a cost basis when the basic infrastructure is prohibitively expensive?
What would have happened to Cork 100 years ago if the telephone service was three times more expensive in Cork as opposed to Dublin?