In this developing and advanced technological world, no one wants to have slow internet speed. Now, Ireland’s Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has announced to bring a minimum of 30 Mbps Internet speed for all citizen.
In Ireland, the number of broadband subscribers has grown from just over 400,000 to nearly 1.7 million over the past five years. But, Ireland’s Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte is not satisfied with the present internet speed in his country. He wants to bring a massive change to the internet speed. On Thursday, 30 August, at Croke Park Conference Centre, he outlined a new broadband plan (internet speed) which focused on ‘ensuring internet speeds for Irish consumers that are much faster than those generally available today’.
Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte said that 70-100 Mbps should be available to at least 50 per cent of the population. At least 40 Mbps should be available to at least a further 20 per cent of the population and a minimum of 30 Mbps available to all. He also mentioned that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has promised him that the State would provide €200 million funding along with matching investment from private companies in order to materialize the plan.
The Irish government is ready to invest €175 million ($219 million) to support the market’s failure to deliver broadband in rural areas. They’ll make sure that a certain level of service is commercially available throughout the country.
Source : Arstechnica