As reported in my SBP column yesterday, Eircom today announces that it is upgrading its entry-level broadband packages to 8Mbs from now on.
1Mbs, 3Mbs and 7Mbs customers will be upgraded for free, if you're in the right area. Starts in Dublin, expanded to all cities by the end of the year (by which time UPC will have a 100Mbs product in place across its network). Here are the details (from its press release)...
Next Generation Broadband Product Details
There are 3 consumer NGB products. Each product provides the same speed of up to 8Mb and has varying download allowances designed to suit individual customers’ online usage needs:
- NGB Up to 8Mb Basic (10Gb download allowance) €24.99 inc VAT
- NGB Up to 8Mb Regular (30Gb download allowance) €29.99 inc VAT
- NGB Up to 8Mb Advanced (Unlimited download allowance)
€39.82 inc VAT
- Business Lite Next Generation (Up to 8Mb, 10Gb download allowance) €20.65 ex VAT
- Business Lite Plus Next Generation (Up to 8Mb, 30Gb
download allowance) €24.78 ex VAT
eircom has also dropped the price of excess usage charges
from €10.24 per Gigabyte to €2 per Gigabyte. To ensure no excessive broadband
bills are received there will be a monthly bill limit for broadband usage of €50
Next Generation Broadband rollout will be expanded to all major urban areas including Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford by the end of the year. Customers can find out more on www.eircom.net/ngb.