Well, I'm not benefiting. I already have fibre from Eir. I will be as sick as a parrot if something like Metro link gets cancelled because of this though.It is expensive and whether its worth doing depends on whether you benefit or not. Its not possible to operate a competitive business without reliable internet connection so I don't see an alternative.
I agree that decent broadband is needed everywhere. I just think we've rushed this and in time Eir would eventually have covered most of the country. So, I think it is worth having - just we are paying over the odds for it.