67pc of Irish broadband ‘minimal’

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    Two thirds of Irish households receive broadband speeds lower than the minimum level set by the Government, new research shows.
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Two thirds of Irish households receive broadband speeds lower than the minimum level set by the Government, new research shows.

The survey of 1,000 people, conducted switch consumers ‘ Association.t. E. shows that 67pc of Irish households get less than 30Mbs that the cutoff point used by the authorities when deciding broadband is good enough.

The limit of 30Mbs is the level at which the government decides, if the room has a sufficient number of suppliers or to be considered for state intervention through a national plan for broadband development.

However, studies of the switch based on WiFi speed in the families who, as a rule, only about 60pc of the speed directly from a wired connection.

The study showed that during wireless data transmission average 27Mbs, those for direct wired connections average 45Mbs.

Despite the moderate speed, a separate survey claims ireach to say that in three of the five Irish they were “satisfied” with their broadband. The online survey also says that three quarters of Irish consumers say that their home broadband speed or “the same” or “worse” than they were at this time last year.

And urban-rural gap in broadband is still in evidence, according to the survey, a third of respondents in Connaught and Ulster are dissatisfied with their home broadband speed while only 16pc of Dublin broadband users expressed a similar opinion.

Meanwhile, almost one in five people believe that the national plan of broadband development will have no impact on their broadband provision.

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“While we hear a lot about super-fast broadband, there are still a significant number who are not satisfied with its speed and many who feel things will improve soon, despite the promises of the National broadband plan,” said Owen Clarke, managing Director of switch.t. E.

“For people struggling with sluggish speed, simple things such as watching streaming Content, working from home, and keep in touch with friends and family can be a real problem.”

The study comes as the government insists that the national broadband plan, which promised to roll out high speed broadband to 540,000 rural homes and businesses, still, despite the recent withdrawal of the electricity giant SSE from the shortlist of the tender, the consortium led by ENET.

The government intends to announce the winner of the winner of the National broadband plan on 16 September, which allowed to start work on the network early next year in connection with the completion by 2023.

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