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    Default New transatlantic fibre optic cable connecting London and New York to be routed through Belmullet

    From the Western People:
    A new transatlantic cable connecting the New York, London and Frankfurt stock exchanges is to make landfall at Belmullet in Co Mayo.

    Details of the development of the Atlantic Fibre Optic Cable by Emerald Networks and the Irish Dark Fibre Network by Pippier Consortium were revealed to the Western Peopleyesterday

    (Monday) by Ballina Dail Deputy Michelle Mulherin who is Chairperson of Fine Gael’s Internal Policy Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

    She explained that the cable will cross the Atlantic from New York and make landfall at Belmullet where it will cross Ireland in two routes ensuring security of connection.

    “This is all being done by private investment and it is a major thing for Mayo because it will open up broadband to vast areas of the county.”

    She said Mayo Co Council had been involved in working with the project developers and the Department of Communication, Energy and Natural Resources to deliver the project.

    “This will facilitate the provision of state-of-the-art high speed broadband technology for Mayo and will open the county up to IT and the potential benefits associated with broadband as we try to secure our economic future with technology as one of the main pillars for growth,” Deputy Mulherin remarked.

    More details of this unprecedented development will be revealed at the formal launch of the project by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, in Dublin’s Mansion house on Thursday, December 1 next.
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    “This will facilitate the provision of state-of-the-art high speed broadband technology for Mayo and will open the county up to IT and the potential benefits associated with broadband as we try to secure our economic future with technology as one of the main pillars for growth,” Deputy Mulherin remarked.
    Which remains to be seen, I remember the first fibre optic cable from Limerick to Galway and nobody bothered to hook up "Ireland's Information Age Town" Ennis.
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    It's great that it's happening, such infrastructure is vital for our evolution out of this recessionary mire. It's a pity that the company that's laying the cable is private, it would be better if it was national infrastructure but we're broke (Thanks banks .

    Still, with a company name like "Irish Dark Fibre Network" I expect only the best.

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    where are the protesters, will they divide between this and shell to sea.

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    Default Re: New transatlantic fibre optic cable connecting London and New York to be routed through Belmullet

    Quote Originally Posted by musashi View Post
    Still, with a company name like "Irish Dark Fibre Network" I expect only the best.
    All a matter of optics, innit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by culmore View Post
    where are the protesters, will they divide between this and shell to sea.

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    Default Re: New transatlantic fibre optic cable connecting London and New York to be routed through Belmullet

    Sounds like the Connemara cloud computing story.
    But true, and if Total is right, equally dumb.

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    From the Emerald Networks website:
    The Emerald Networks submarine cable system “Emerald Express” is a new-build network connecting North America to Europe with extraordinary new capacity that can handle current – and more importantly – future demand faster. It will disrupt the aging transatlantic fiber systems and bring a new super highway across the Atlantic at 100 Gbps. With expected <62ms round trip latency from New York – London, it will be one of the fastest networks across the Atlantic.

    Our unique route links Shirley, New York to the West Coast of Ireland with a branch connection to Grindavik, Iceland and a future branch connection to Lannion, France. The Emerald Express system focuses on wholesale low latency transatlantic services for carriers, ISPs and the financial services sector. In addition, the Emerald Express system connects data center industries in Iceland and Ireland. These countries are strategically located, have accessible governments, attractive tax laws and offer renewable green energy to drive data center power costs down dramatically. The Data Centers in Iceland and Ireland and the key financial markets of New York and London have never been better served.

    The Emerald Networks’ Emerald Express System features 6 Fiber Pairs and is designed at 100 waves x 100 Gbps each (60Tbit total). The mostly deep water route, up-armoring and deeper burial will ensure a very high level of reliability. The system is scheduled to be ready for service by Spring, 2013.
    I'm wondering if the line will run in parallel with the gas pipelines from the Shell refinery? It would hardly make sense to have a completely different infrastructure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hapax View Post
    All a matter of optics, innit?
    Tres droll

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    Quote Originally Posted by culmore View Post
    where are the protesters, will they divide between this and shell to sea.
    Broken rightwing record repeating the sheeple mantra...

    There's a big difference between a fibre optic cable running underground and a gas refinery/onshore production pipeline passing within metres of homes and workplaces (viz. farms) and through fishing grounds. I suggest you visit the area and talk to local people there opposing Shell rather than exposing your ignorance and gombeenist begrudgery to the whole world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe McGillycuddy View Post
    From the Emerald Networks website:

    I'm wondering if the line will run in parallel with the gas pipelines from the Shell refinery? It would hardly make sense to have a completely different infrastructure.
    Any engineer will tell you that's a very dumb idea. If $h€ll's pipeline ruptures and blows (and given their safety record in Nigeria, the North Sea, Brazil, Curacao, South Africa, etc., and the state of the pipes that spent 5 years rusting in Killybegs the Solitaire laid, such an eventuality is far from out of the question) you can kiss your broadband goodbye. Anyway $h€ll want to keep 'their' wayleave to themselves because there's more gas out there and there will be more pipes to lay as they expand on the 250-acre site Coillte sold them for a secret sum.
    "It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here, in our hearts."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Ryder View Post
    I suggest you visit the area and talk to local people there opposing Shell
    Would you advocate speaking to locals who support the project as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron von Biffo View Post
    Would you advocate speaking to locals who support the project as well?
    You can if you want, if you can find them. They're massively outnumbered by those against the current project configuration in Kilcommon parish and surrounding areas. They also tend to be either the local moneybags (or wannabe moneybags), close relatives of gardaí, or the local barstool begrudgers you'd find in any other village pub at all hours. Do go and see for yourself. You might get educated about how Oireland Inc. is inexorably turning into Paleface Nigeria.
    "It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here, in our hearts."
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    Also it is not clear if Belmullet's telecommunications infrastructure is to be linked to this cable. All we have to go on is the word of a politician, and a rookie one at that. Belmullet was disappointed before when the town was not chosen as one of the urban areas to be connected to the Bord Gáis transmission network extension into Co. Mayo that was built at public expense to allow $h€ll to export 'their' gas. Loads of promises were made back in 2005-07 by politicians of every Oireland Inc. stripe to the people of Belmullet about the certainty of 'the gas coming to town', but now the folks there are reduced to lighting their own farts if they want gas heating. It may well be the same story with the broadband.
    "It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here, in our hearts."
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    Belmullet coming into it's own. There was a proposal about 1880' to extend the railway line to Belmullet, build a harbour in Blacksod, and have liner traffic to Canada - the "All red Route".
    Didn't happen, but wheel comes around.

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