NTL claims its broadband now reaches 100,000 homes

24 Feb 2005

Cable TV and broadband company NTL has claimed that its broadband access can now reach 100,000 homes in Dublin. It is understood that some 9,000 people have signed up for the service so far.

The company also revealed that as a result of a deal with ESB Telecom last November, a further 35,000 homes in Waterford and Galway will be able to access NTL’s cable broadband service. Broadband services will be offered to more than 35,000 homes in these regions from the second quarter 2005, a spokesperson told siliconrepublic.com.

The company said that due to ongoing investment in its network to deliver broadband services to more consumers it has reached a 9pc penetration level for the country.

The company is currently offering customer’s free installation and free first three months subscription. The broadband packages available are: a 300Kbps broadband service for €25 per month; a 750Kbps broadband service for €35 per month and a 1.5MB broadband service for €50 per month. The company claimed that the 300Kbps entry-level service is the lowest cost broadband service available in Ireland at present.

Graham Sutherland, managing director of NTL Ireland, said: “It is very encouraging that our broadband investment programme is proceeding as planned and has increased from 28,000 to more than 100,000 available homes since last July. This progress reinforces the tremendous efforts made by our employees and our commitment to our customers and the broadband marketplace.”

By John Kennedy