first_imgTHERE is a risk a duplication of broadband services alongside access-black spots across the county if we leave it to private companies to roll out broadband across Donegal, claims TD Thomas Pringle.The Independent Deputy says Letterkenny could see a bizarre situation where both Eir and the Vodafone/ESB joint venture are rolling out broadband to each home.This could result in duplicate access to broadband to each house while the rest of the county waits up to six years for any access at all, explained Pringle. ‘Fibre broadband access is essential for Donegal to compete locally, nationally, even globally. Without it Donegal will lag behind the rest of the country as urban centres experience a rapid growth in job creation and rural Ireland disintegrates further.’‘John O’Connell, Quality Manager in United Health Group confirmed this saying the company would like to support people to work from home but in Donegal that isn’t even a consideration because access to broadband is so unreliable’ says Pringle.In a submission to the Department of Communications this week, Pringle recommended that the broadband infrastructure be state-owned with ESB taking the lead over the upgrade project.“The ESB is a company that already has a relationship with every household and business in the country, consequently it is a perfect fit for it to be able to provide fibre-optic broadband by wrapping fibre on their existing networks.’ ‘We do not want to see the consequences of a privately-owned infrastructure where upgrading costs will be passed onto the consumer and where geographical location will once again disadvantage counties like Donegal.’‘If the state were to award funding to ESB to upgrade all premises in Ireland to fibre-powered broadband, the state could then oversee the development of the highest standard of infrastructure while still respect the market competition between providers at the point of retail and tendering for clients’ concludes Pringle.BROADBAND PLAN SHOULD PROVIDE FIBRE TO ALL DONEGAL HOMES – PRINGLE was last modified: September 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:broadbanddonegalThomas Pringlelast_img read more

first_imgThe intelligence community is inputting data to the Web at an amazing rate. That mountain of data can be overwhelming to mere humans who are trying to read through pages and pages of information to pinpoint exactly what they’re after. Mark Rutherford of CNET News reports that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has hired a tech company to develop a reader that will scour the Web and render certain information and knowledge into a form that is more easily digested and usable.BBN Technologies was recently awarded a $29.7 million contract to develop a universal text engine that will capture intelligence and render it usable to humans as well as artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Officially called the Machine Reading Program, this new system will “automatically monitor the technological and political activities of nation states and transnational organizations – which could mean everything from al-Qaeda to the U.N.” for the US military. BBN expects there may also be many useful civilian applications for its new reader. The company has also developed a real-time audio stream called the the BBN Broadcast Monitoring System that automatically transcribes real-time audio streams and translates them into English. With this new project, BBN hopes to “develop techniques that can generalize across the linguistic structure and content of diverse documents to extract relations and axioms directly from text rather than relying on a knowledge engineer to encode such information.” Here’s how it will work: 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Although it is not immediately clear when (or if) this new machine reader will be available to civilians, we are certainly looking forward to trying something like this out. Some paranoid types will believe this is nothing more than “the man” trying to spy on us, but those people need to realize everything we do online is being watched by someone. If you are really concerned about your online privacy you should secure important data on your computer, call your government leaders and try to change privacy laws, or stay off the Web altogether. Researchers, medical professionals, consumers, students and others are all likely to benefit from such an application. Not having to spend unnecessary time searching through mountains of information on the Web for something relevant makes life easier and allows us to be more productive. Tags:#Knowledge Management#music#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout doug coleman 1 Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more