eircom looks to boost broadband take-up

17 Jan 2007

Irish incumbent eircom has announced plans to boost the take-up of broadband services in the country by reassessing all orders placed within the five main urban areas of Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway. Customers who previously failed to qualify for a broadband line are being invited to contact eircom to have the line re-tested. The former monopoly has extended broadband coverage in those areas which, it says, has increased the number of people able to qualify for broadband by 24,000. Two months ago eircom said it was investing EUR300 million (USD387.9 million) on telecoms infrastructure projects over three years, on top of the previously announced capex spend of EUR750 million.

Ireland, eir