21 June 2009

EU backs proposal by ComReg to reduce Eircom access charges


Continuing on an Irish broadband theme, this article in Silicon republic has some interesting statistics, that Eircom provides, directly or indirectly, 96pc of the country's broadband (I assume this statistic excludes mobile broadband):

Silicon Republic article: EU backs ComReg proposal to cut Eircom access charges

As a result of the EU decision, Eircom will have to reduce the fee it charges other operators to access the ‘last mile’ of its infrastructure to provide broadband internet services to homes and businesses.

At present, 96pc of all DSL broadband sold in Ireland is sold either as an Eircom product or is re-sold by other operators.

EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said: “ComReg's proposal is good news for competition and consumers. Alternative operators will have to pay considerably less for access to Eircom's broadband network. They will thus be in a position to make more attractive retail offers and consumers will get a better choice.”

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