I’m on a 3mb dsl connection. And that is one of the faster connections it is possible to get in this country! That costs me â‚¬40 per month plus 21% vat.
In the report that Sean links to we see that
The cost [of broadband] in all of the top 10 countries averages less than $5 per month/megabit.
$5 per mb per month – that’s less than â‚¬4 per mb per month. I’m paying over â‚¬13 per mb per month (not including vat) and even then, I can only get 3mb. If I want any more than that I need all six numbers in the lotto.
Ireland is an island nation – it looks like the current administration are determined to see that we remain cut off from the rest of the world, the modern equivalent of De Valera‘s isolationist policies.