Blaster99 wrote: »
The Green Party prioritises environmentally friendly heating systems over broadband availability, what a shocker .
Seeing as the vast majority of their voters live in Dublin I would perhaps suggest that rural broadband is not a huge priority for the Green Party, one way or the other.
Then there's of course the small but perhaps not unimportant detail that the NBS is a pile of cack as it has been presented, so its death is not that big a deal.
Moonbeam wrote: »
Have you got a source we can link to Sponge Bob?
Meanwhile, Communications Minister Eamon Ryan said he did not feel public transport or energy efficient 'green' projects would suffer in the cutbacks.
"What the Taoiseach has rightly said is we need to develop our economy and, at the same time, make sure spending is in the limits that we have -- the 3pc limits [on borrowing] and so on that we have set by the European Union. And the Minister for Finance has indicated we have to prioritise our spending within that
"I think any economic analysis is going to show investment in, particularly new digital economies, new electric economies and in energy efficiency, is going to make economic sense."If anything, there is going to be greater emphasis on getting our use of fuel down. The current energy security situation requires us to do that."
But here is the catch: house holders will have to pay out €100 towards a building energy assessment, with the government covering the remainder of the typical €350 fee. Geeeeze!!! €350 for a bloody "survey" - - This is a “licence to print money” for the “eco consultants”. I could insulate my entire attic fully for little more than the cost of the bloody survey.Catch Number Two
More grants will then be available for 30% of the cost of the insulation etc up to a maximum of €2,500 as recommended by the survey. Oh boy!!! Will there be some back scratching here!!!
I bet you the 30% will be eaten up just like the €4200 wood pellet boiler grant managed to be fully absorbed by the hungry hoards of “specialists”, "cowboys", and gougers that were let loose on an unsuspecting public by SEI. (see previous post "cheaper without the grant")
I predict this is not going to be a great runner. I for one will not be bothering with it. I will be upgrading my attic insulation on a DIY basis.
If I eventually decide to fit a wood pellet boiler - that is when the wood pellet supply and prices have stabilised, I will, most probably, import a boiler from Poland and have my plumber mate fit it alonside my oil boiler and not bother my arse with the grants, inspectors, commissioning agents, paperwork, gougers and "Paddy Tax", or a string of conditions.
Ahhhhhh!!! I feel better after getting that off my chest - nice cup of Cocoa and a bikki now I think!!
brim4brim wrote: »
He does know, the NBS will reduce our carbon footprint since people can work from home?
Sponge Bob wrote: »
There is no evidence of that , he does know that country people will reduce their carbon footprints once they are urbanised .
Minister Ryan says a national broadband infrastructure is essential for economic and social development.
This morning he launched a discussion document on how best to progress this aim.
Minimum downstream bandwidth required to support a number of consumer applications [Source: Ofcom]
Next Generation broadband wil be required to support the operation of multiple services, for example a number of HD TV channels in one house, with a game console and basic Internet aces in diferent rooms. This would require 25 Mbps download speed and 5 Mbps upload speeds. In addition to the speed requirements, many of these advanced services require a high-quality connection with no delays in the signal.
Mountjoy Mugger wrote: »
My reading of the strategy report was that this was going to be the minimum needed. I agree Watty, it's a bit on the low side, but it is probably mentioned
Mountjoy Mugger wrote: »
Well, if UPC are only using DOCSIS 2.0 and not 3.0 on their upgraded system, we'll be waiting for a long time for them to provide anything approaching the required capacity for multiple HD channels, if what the document says is correct. - )