Kevin Barrins: We pay too much for broadband, and it’s down to ComReg

ComReg shouldn’t wait for its review. It has the power required to force Eircom to bring its pricing in line with its costs

12th July, 2020
Kevin Barrins: We pay too much for broadband, and it’s down to ComReg
Irish customers are paying more for broadband than most of Europe, yet retail competition is as intense as anywhere.

We have a systemic problem in Ireland, with customers paying more for broadband than most of Europe, yet retail competition is as intense as anywhere. How can this be the case?

Quite simply, because the wholesale charges that retailers face are way above the actual cost of providing those wholesale services. This is having a considerable impact on consumers, including SMEs and the self-employed.

Most retailers who sell broadband in Ireland, such as Sky, Vodafone,...

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