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Eircom launches Competition for Rural Fibre Trial

eircom, Ireland’s largest telecommunications provider, has launched a nationwide competition to identify the next Fibre To The Home rural trial community. The move follows on from the first successful trial site in Belcarra, County Mayo, which has seen business and residents of this rural community enjoy the enormous economic, educational and social benefits of having […]

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ESB & Vodafone €450m Joint Venture will bring Fast Fibre to Regional Towns

ESB and Vodafone today signed a joint venture agreement to invest €450 million in building a 100% fibre-to-the-building (or fibre-to-the-home, FTTH) broadband network offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps which it claims will propel Ireland “into the ranks of the world’s fastest broadband countries”. Ireland will become the first country in Europe to utilise […]

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UPC Upgrades its Basic Broadband to 120 Mbps

Writing in this morning’s Irish Independent, Adrian Weckler reports that UPC are upgrading their basic broadband package from 50Mbps to 120Mbps, along with similar increases for other packages, in a move designed to put ‘clear blue water‘ between themselves and Eircom. It’s good news for customers in areas that can receive the service, but as […]

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