BT rolls out 8Mbps broadband

31 Jan 2008

BT Ireland has announced that it is rolling out an 8Mbps broadband service in selected parts of the country.

The service will be available for new BT Broadband customers in many parts of Dublin as well as Naas, Douglas in Cork and Dooradoyle in Limerick.

Areas in Dublin that will be able to avail of the service following rollout are: Tallaght, Dun Laoghaire, Dolphins Bar, North Main, Terenure, Merrion, Crown Alley, Beggars Bush, Swords, Clondalkin, Summerhill and Blanchardstown.

“Speeds of up to 8Mbps will literally transform the experience that consumers and businesses will have over the internet. All members of the household can now go online and carry out multiple activities simultaneously, and at lightning speed,” said Emer Kennedy, director of BT Ireland’s consumer south division.

“For business users it means increased numbers of employees can use the internet, send and receive large business files and they can futureproof their companies as increasing levels of web applications make doing business more productive,” she added.

Phase two of the rollout will begin in June 2008 and will expand the 8Mbps service to other areas of the country.

By Niall Byrne