Eircom cuts broadband prices

11 Sep 2006

Eircom yesterday unveiled plans to cut broadband prices across its 300,000-strong user base by 25pc. The company has also revealed that an additional 10,000 customers who previously could not get broadband now qualify for the service.

Under the new price range, which comes into place on 2 October next, Eircom customers who use the 1MB Home Starter product will save €5 a month (16pc) as the price drops from €29.99 to €24.99.

The price of Eircom’s Home Plus Product, will drop by €10 to €29.99 a month. Eircom says this will save customers €120 off their annual bill.

Eircom customers who use the 3MB Home Pro broadband product will receive a reduction of €6.05 from €54.45 down to €48.40.

The company said the price reductions will also apply to its wholesale customers.

In terms of the 10,000 additional customers who qualify for broadband, the company said the expansion applies to customers who are located near broadband enabled exchanges but whose line test failed due to distance from the exchange.

Eircom’s new CEO Rex Combs said that as broadband demand in Ireland grows, the company’s chief objective is to make broadband accessible to who ever wants it.

“The introduction of cheaper broadband prices coupled with the extended reach will further enhance growth in the Irish broadband market,” Combs said.

By John Kennedy