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From TheJournal.ie Ofcom sets out proposals to tackle mid-contract price rises Consumers

Ofcom sets out proposals to tackle mid-contract price rises

The regulator is considering introducing rules allowing customers to exit their contract without penalty if prices are raised in the middle of a contract term.

From TheJournal.ie 81 per cent of households now have internet access Computers

81 per cent of households now have internet access

The figures from the CSO also show that 19 per cent of unemployed people have never used the internet.

From TheJournal.ie Gr8! :) Over 3 billion texts sent from July to September CONNECTION

Gr8! :) Over 3 billion texts sent from July to September

Plus we made more mobile calls than fixed land line calls, and broadband subscriptions rose during the same period.

From TheJournal.ie UPC to double internet speeds for new broadband customers Broadband

UPC to double internet speeds for new broadband customers

The broadband provider is doubling its entry-level speed from 25Mb to 50Mb, while home customers can now access 150Mb connections.

From TheJournal.ie What are they doing with that analogue space? WHITE NOISE

What are they doing with that analogue space?

Your TV white space could be used by mobile phone operators or filled with wifi frequencies. Here’s what the experts think.

GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day Pic Of The Day This post contains images

GAA Sports-Playing Minister of the Day

Pat Rabbitte looks a bit scared of his opponents as he tried his hand at both hurling and football.

From TheJournal.ie Further 212 secondary schools to be connected to high-speed broadband Broadband

Further 212 secondary schools to be connected to high-speed broadband

Seven shortlisted contractors have been asked to submit bids to ensure that 200 secondary schools in Galway and in 12 rural counties will be connected by the end of August.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning, including: Central Bank warning, Taoiseach vows a “one-off” vote on fiscal compact, and a chicken nugget that fetched $8,100 on eBay.

From TheJournal.ie UPC reports record growth in service subscriptions UPC

UPC reports record growth in service subscriptions

The company saw a 68 per cent growth in home phone customers in 2011 – and now has 255,400 broadband customers.

From TheJournal.ie All secondary schools to have high-speed broadband by 2014 Broadband

All secondary schools to have high-speed broadband by 2014

Every secondary school in Ireland will be supplied with 100Mbps connections to provide quick connections in every classroom.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

New boy in class pic of the day

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From TheJournal.ie UPC ordered to drop 'fastest broadband' claim from adverts Broadband

UPC ordered to drop 'fastest broadband' claim from adverts

The advertising standards watchdog upholds a complaint from Magnet, which says its own broadband speeds are faster.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know before your morning coffee…

From TheJournal.ie Eircom admits to overcharging 65,000 customers on December bills Overcharging

Eircom admits to overcharging 65,000 customers on December bills

Telephone and broadband customers will receive a full refund as the provider charged at the new rate of VAT prematurely.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 80 per cent of Irish households have internet access Internet Access

Nearly 80 per cent of Irish households have internet access

Seventy-seven per cent of 16 to 29-year-olds access the internet almost every day according to figures from the CSO.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland 'could benefit' from €50billion EU fund Europe

Ireland 'could benefit' from €50billion EU fund

The huge investment in infrastructure could boost Irish construction companies.

From TheJournal.ie Consumers choosing higher broadband speeds Broadband

Consumers choosing higher broadband speeds

ComReg’s latest quarterly figures indicate an increasing demand for high-speed broadband.

From TheJournal.ie Online sales affected by poor broadband quality in Ireland Broadband

Online sales affected by poor broadband quality in Ireland

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association is calling on the government to do more.

From TheJournal.ie Vehicle takes out Eircom services in Swords Outage

Vehicle takes out Eircom services in Swords

Broadband and telephone services have been knocked out in the Swords area today following a road traffic accident. Eircom are on site trying to resolve the problem.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Energy regulator backs rise in Bord Gáis prices, Corrib ‘rape tape’ report released, and amazing video of a whale’s ‘thank you’ dance after being freed from fishing nets…

From TheJournal.ie UPC to create 50 jobs Jobs

UPC to create 50 jobs

The company has also announced that it is to invest €80million into developing its broadband network.

From TheJournal.ie Eircom to invest €100m into broadband network Broadband

Eircom to invest €100m into broadband network

The company also plans to launch a television service that customers can access through their broadband connection.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s fix: Postcodes may be on the way, Ireland’s broadband is up to speed, fun in the sun, and the beach comes to Dublin Castle…

From TheJournal.ie Ireland makes the top ten for global broadband speeds Broadband

Ireland makes the top ten for global broadband speeds

Ireland has made it into the top ten for the first quarter of 2011, beating out the UK and the US.

From TheJournal.ie Broadband speeds on increase as UPC rolls out 20Mb lines Broadband

Broadband speeds on increase as UPC rolls out 20Mb lines

The company has said it will upgrade 99 per cent of its customers by next month.

From TheJournal.ie Broadband company announces 30 new jobs in Ireland Jobswatch

Broadband company announces 30 new jobs in Ireland

Onwave will create the jobs in Mullingar and Galway

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you happy with your internet connection? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with your internet connection?

Google’s Eric Schmidt says Ireland is falling behind in terms of internet connectivity. But how do you feel about your connection?

From TheJournal.ie Eircom to axe 1000 more jobs as the company announces a drop in revenues Eircom

Eircom to axe 1000 more jobs as the company announces a drop in revenues

Eircom’s revenues are down 11 per cent for the first three months of the year. 1,000 jobs will go over the next two years via “exit schemes”.

From TheJournal.ie 50 new jobs created in drive to improve next generation broadband access in Ireland Jobswatch

50 new jobs created in drive to improve next generation broadband access in Ireland

E-net to invest €25 million over the next ten years in an effort to bring fibre powered broadband to businesses across Ireland. The company says it’s essential for generating revenue and jobs.

From TheJournal.ie Plan for full broadband coverage in Ireland by end of 2012 Broadband

Plan for full broadband coverage in Ireland by end of 2012

The Rural Broadband Scheme aims to ensure the remaining parts of the country without broadband coverage get it. Separately an initiative to introduce next-generation broadband to Ireland is underway.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

From TheJournal.ie €38m investment into Three’ s network will increase broadband speeds to 100MB Good News

€38m investment into Three’ s network will increase broadband speeds to 100MB

A multi-million euro contract between BT Ireland and Three will see higher broadband speeds of up to 100Mb per second being rolled out over Ireland over the next 18 months.

From TheJournal.ie Labour launches pre-election plan for ‘Digital Ireland’ Broadband

Labour launches pre-election plan for ‘Digital Ireland’

The Labour Party leader says his party will deliver high-speed broadband to ensure that Ireland can create new jobs.

From TheJournal.ie One in five Americans don't use the internet Internet

One in five Americans don't use the internet

Research body shows that a large proportion of those who don’t go online just aren’t interested.

TELECOMS group Imagine has bought Clearwire. The financial details have not been revealed but Imagine has said it will use Clearwire’s infrastructure to roll out its WiMax network, a fully mobile broadband service.