Comreg seems to have something in the works about the reporting of broadband speeds.
The latest minutes from the Comreg consumer panel includes this
The program for government includes this
The European Commission are way ahead of them, and they should piggy back on the free EU initiative rather than blow money on their own one.
I've signed up for this one:
Am expecting a whitebox in the post, and my UPC connection will be under scrutiny!!
UPC is the least of our worries.
Vodafone, eMobile, Meteor, Satellite, O2, Three and Imagine are the really "Interesting" ones.
Unfortunately that whitebox is only for fixed line connections. I would dearly love to expose those ISPs and their awful midband offerings.
Yes, and would eat up the data limit
Next what will happen is... because of the above, reported average speeds will be increased. Now government and their "independent" agencies mix their own statistics of broadband coverage that does includes midband with these average broadband only figures from Europe and declare they have solved the broadband issues for Ireland.
I got mine on the post today, its a shame I cant use it as a router
Note the "Power" switch is the bigger of the two black buttons.
When the cables are attached and space at a premium not obvious.
I spent some time yesterday pressing what in hindsight was perhaps a "reset" button, cursing my luck at getting a dud and other equally high-level theories.
The thing started up quite nicely once I took a closer look.
Mortified, but I thought I'd share it.
I saw that it's already been hacked to do just that! : http://blog.nyr.be/hacking-the-whitebox/
Not sure if doing it by county is of much benefit. They really need a much finer grid than that.