Digiweb spices up broadband competition


23 Nov 2006

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Broadband provider Digiweb has introduced a new broadband package that it claims undercuts competitors by up to 40pc. The company has said that it is also on track with its plan to have 65pc population coverage by year’s end.

The new broadband package includes 1MB per second always-on broadband and a home phone service with unlimited local and national calls for €34.99 a month, which it compares with similar packages from Eircom (€54.99 pm) and BT (€45 pm).

The company said the service is available in all Digiweb Metro locations, including Dublin, Galway, Dundalk, Limerick, Portlaoise, Letterkenny, Oranmore, Naas, Drogheda, Carlow, Athlone and Kilkenny.

New locations like Maynooth, Celbridge, Navan and Athy will be launching shortly, Digiweb says.

Digiweb’s head of strategic development John Quinn said that the company’s Metro product will be available to over 65pc of Ireland’s population by the end of the year.

He said that the key is to build and own a network separate to that of incumbent Eircom.

“As Metro rapidly sweeps across the country people are being offered a real choice to legacy telephone providers. In keeping with our principles of simplicity, there are no catches, hidden charges or limited offers associated with this new product,” Quinn said.

By John Kennedy