Rzeczpospolita has at least five years of supply in the United Kingdom for the provision of broadband services and over ten years for other European countries that have invested in fiber optic technology.
This is according to the authors of the new report, which places Ireland among the most expensive countries in the world in terms of broadband access.
According to studies, which were developed on the basis of data from 3,303 stationary broadband connections in 195 countries, the Republic occupies 116th place in the overall ranking with the average price of a broadband package of 56.92 € per month.
Of the 29 countries in Western Europe, Ireland is the ninth-most expensive of the authors of the report, claiming that the low ranking is partly due to the inability to develop broadband Internet throughout the country.
"Ireland is lagging behind many other European nations from an infrastructure perspective," said Dan Howell, consumer electronics analyst at Cable.co.uk, a comparative site that conducted the study in partnership with BVA BDRC.
He said that a pre-defined goal by the government to ensure that 90 percent of homes and premises had access to high speed broadband by 2020, would be at least five years behind the UK, where it is now available to 96 percent of the population. He added that he is even more behind the countries that have invested a lot in the department store, such as Spain, Sweden and Latvia. "
The government hoped that by 2020 it would have a large majority of homes in the state, but now has serious doubts as to whether the National Broadband plan will continue.
"More investment is needed to update an aging infrastructure that drives higher prices in Ireland than anywhere else in Europe." Countries where the latest fiber-optic solutions are widely available offer some of the cheapest broadband connections, "said Howell.
Studies conducted by Cable.co.uk show that Mauritania is currently the most expensive country in the world, which currently has a broadband Internet access offer, and the average price of the package is 768.16 USD per month. Ukraine offers the cheapest packages in the world, and the average cost is just USD 5 per month.