Chorus orchestrates broadband for Naas

21 Apr 2005

UGC-owned Chorus plans to deploy high-speed broadband and digital TV services to thousands of homes in Naas, Co Kildare. The move follows a recent upgrade of the cable company’s network in the area.

The company’s Cablenet Broadband service will offer download speeds of 1Mbps and upload speeds of 256Kbps as standard for €29.95 per month, when bundled with another phone or TV service from Chorus. Taken on its own, Cablenet Broadband will cost €35 per month.

Customers that sign up for the Chorus Cablenet service before 31 July will receive a free installation and their first two months subscription of the service for free.

Separately, subscribers to the new Chorus Digital service will receive more than 60 channels, including UTV and Channel 4.

Chorus group sales and marketing director Barry Johnson commented: “We are delighted that thousands of households in Naas will now be able to experience our broadband internet and digital TV products.

“We talked to our customers regularly over recent months and know that they need broadband to help their busy lifestyles. We have been keen to satisfy this demand.”

Chorus was acquired by UGC for €55m and it has emerged as one of the forerunners in the ongoing bidding battle to acquire NTL Ireland, which is expected to sell for in the region of €300m.

By John Kennedy