The broadband revolution finally caught up with me yesterday when IOL activated my free three month trial account. (Since the lease on our apartment expires in about three months, this seemed like a good way to try it out without having to sign up for a year, as ISPs are wont to do.)

Been getting average download speeds of around 490kbps so far, which isn’t bad on a 512kbps link I suppose, particularly given Eircom’s wet string approach to the telephony infrastructure here.