It’s a quarter of a century today since Ireland first enjoyed its first taste of the internet.
25 years ago today, Telecom Éireann provided the O’Reilly Institute in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) with a leased line that delivered 19.2 Kbps. The paltry (by today’s standards) bandwidth would be shared between university and a start up company called IEunet, the first Irish Internet Service Provider (ISP) to provide access to the internet here.
Today, up to 80% of the country is connected to the internet, with various degrees of speed and quality, but connected nonetheless.
So take a moment out of your daily life today to mark this important landmark in technological history for the country