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Thursday, October 16, 2003


Ireland: local broadband initiatives blamed for broadband delays

"The report says that the construction of the government's Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN) in more than a dozen small cities and towns has actually created a disincentive for operators to roll out broadband. The MANs are to provide a broadband backbone for a variety of broadband platforms, but the report claims that their construction has made the telecom operators reluctant to invest."

Not surprisingly, the report was commissioned by trade group consisting of European telecom operators.


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