Light Speed

Finally it’s a reality; a reality that carries a side bar of lots and lots of “No’s”! Light speed broadband with no bottlenecks, no copper cables, no long download times, no live-streaming lags and no other nationwide roll out anywhere else in Europe!Siro is now delivering a total fibre to building solution to a select few “beta-test” homes and businesses in Dundalk and several other towns, providing them with 1…

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DIY Wi-Fi Part 2

In my first instalment charting our experience of setting up a multi-access point wireless network in school, I mooted that some of the quotes for installs anecdotally ranged from anything from €10,000 for mid-sized primaries up  €50,000 and beyond for larger schools. Needless to say we hadn’t that kind of spare change so decided to adapt a more DIY approach minus the bells and whistles but fully functioning and costing…

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DIY Wi-Fi Part 1

No matter where you turn these days you see new Wi-Fi hotspots popping up, all fuelled by our desire to be online 24/7 and further evidence (if needed) of the seismic shift in recent years away from traditional computing to mobile anytime, anywhere access. This move towards wireless mobility has of course began to permeate the education sector here with wire-free mobile learning the goal for many of our primary…

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100Mbps Broadband – What Next?

In these times of cutbacks, it was great to see that Ministers Quinn and Rabbitte are determined to implement the promise of 100Mbps broadband for all second level schools.  The plan is straightforward, there are 78 schools already connected, 200 schools will be connected by next September 2012, 200 more in 2013 and the final phase of 250 schools will be connected by 2014. There are however mixed reports as…

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