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Irish Internet users are threatening a one-day Internet blackout by means of registering their frustration with incumbent telco Eircom.

Eircom recently released a broadband service - it costs IR£61 a month, £166 to install, has a 3Gb per month limit on it and is available only in certain parts of the country.

A group of punters, called Ireland Offline, is trying to organise a one-day "blackout" in which no one uses the Internet. We suggest that writing to the Irish government or the telco watchdog ODTR (Office of the Director of Telecommuncations Regulation)would have more effect. Still, each to their own. If you want to know more check out the newsgroup at www.irelandoffline.net or lobby group Ireland Offline.com. ®

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