In 2012, the Minister for Communications revealed the plan for broadband in Ireland. You can read an article about this in The Irish Times. Now, seven years later and in a more rural area, we are happy to be online at an average download speed of 23-25 MB.
Yesterday, though, we were having a(nother) troubled day in regard to the internet. The signal was cut quite a few times throughout the day. As of now we are not sure what had caused this, but we are happy to be back online and on a stable connection again – especially because Stefan needs internet for his work from home.
There are a couple of internet providers, here in Ireland. Honestly, most, if not all, of them will provide pretty much the same broadband service. Well, yes, the customer service might be different with some of them.
We are quick in judging and complaining when things go wrong, aren’t we? How about when things are working properly?
I’ve heard myself say before: “Things like these wouldn’t happen over there. In Germany, they are up to date concerning communication services.”
Oh, really? Are they?
Almost a year ago, I’ve spent a week in Germany. During that week I have bumped into mobile phones having signal troubles (including my own, yes, but not exclusively), internet connection being quite slow or even gone at times and even problems with the landline phones that were connected in my brother’s home. So, are the communication services more up to date in Germany than in Ireland?
Hm… I don’t think so!