NEARLY HALF of my co-workers live in broadband blackspots because their rural homes lie outside of major Irish townlands. Several of my friends who live in County Tippeary got news of eircom broadband availability via wimax. Ardfinnan, Borrisoleigh, Dundrum, Kilsheelan and Newcastle now have wimax broadband service. This announcement is doubly important because in several of those areas, mobile phone coverage is weak, meaning those who live in the weak coverage have no hope of getting wireless broadband over the air through their mobile phone provider.
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