NTL boosts broadband
to 6Mbps

28 Mar 2006

NTL, a subsidiary of global cable player Liberty Global, today announced it is planning to launch a 6Mbps broadband product. It said its broadband services are now available to a potential market of 175,000 homes in Dublin, Galway and Waterford.

According to the company an estimated 25,000 homes have signed up for broadband services so far.

NTL Ireland now has four broadband packages ranging from €19.99 a month for its basic 1Mbps service to €39.99 a month for the new 6Mbps product. It’s 2Mbps and 3Mbps products cost €24.99 and €29.99 a month respectively.

NTL Ireland’s head of products Mark Coan said the company recently reduced its broadband pricing for new and existing customers.

“In response to the growing demand for high-speed internet availability we have been consistently improving our broadband speeds and widening the availability of our broadband services,” he said.

“We now have more than 25,000 residential broadband customers and will continue to drive and increase competition in the marketplace. Cable will play its part to improve Ireland’s position on the OECD ladder and today’s announcement is another step forward in this regard,” he added.

By John Kennedy